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[Bug 346966] More Options for Repository Refreshing
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  • Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2010 11:40:54 +0000
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--- Comment #9 from Ricardo Cruz <rpmcruz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 2010-09-08
11:40:51 UTC ---
This strategy for refreshing the repository cache seems to be a huge time saver
for those of us that use zypper, or the graphical software manager, regularly.

Anyway, something to be wary of is that if the repo cache is too outdated, and
some package versions were replaced by more recent ones, then this could create
havoc during the installation procedure.

Remember that zypp downloads and installs package per package. So, if a package
is missing and it was going to be installed as a dependency, zypp will only
notice it after it has already installed a few others, and then all that
sub-branch of the package family may be in jeopardy.

It is therefor important for repositories to agree on keeping old packages for
a period of X days. And this utility shouldn't let the user defer the
auto-refresh schedule beyond those X days (or, at least, strongly advise her
against doing so).

Maybe there is already such a safety system in place. I dunno. I just saw no
mentions it, so I thought of bringing it up.

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