Feature changed by: dmacvicar
Feature #302354, revision 10
Title: Split metadata by architecture / modules
openSUSE-11.0: Rejected by visnov(a)novell.com
reject date: 2008-03-28 16:28:18
reject reason: Out of resources. The speed of parsing is greatly
improved, downloading is still an issue in 11.0.
Requested by: visnov(a)novell.com
Partner organization: openSUSE.org
All packages are in a single file no matter if they are from different
architectures, therefore ZYpp has to download everything
Any kind of metadata should be separated by architecture. ZYpp does it
for patterns in 10.3, but it is still missing for packages
The metadata should be ideally separated by subdirectories and modules.
See references on how debian does it
#1: dmacvicar(a)novell.com (2007-11-09 16:52:55)
This is not true, YaST filter patterns in 10.3. Will edit the feature
to represent the real problems
#2: flucifredi(a)novell.com (2008-06-13 20:22:10)
Duncan, do we still need this / have an advantage from it ? if so, lets
make it Mandatory.
+ #3: dmacvicar(a)novell.com (2008-06-26 13:17:09)
+ This feature requires:
+ - separate primary.xml files per architecture. 90% effort -> rudi ,
+ - tell libzypp to ignore certain pattern or convention ( primary-x86_64.
+ xml ??? ) when downloading -> one liner.
+ It is not much benefit anymore as we are much faster now, but I would
+ recommend pset it to desirable and pass to Rudi and Adrian.
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