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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] regarding the download_url service
  • From: Jon Nelson <jnelson-suse@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 14:50:01 -0600
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On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 2:45 PM, Adrian Schröter <adrian@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Am Freitag, 18. Februar 2011, 12:35:56 schrieb Jon Nelson:
 I have some questions regarding the download_url service.

 Under what conditions do services run?

On every source change and when manually triggered.

Please humor me - assume I am an idiot.

What events or actions constitute a 'source change'. Changing the
specfile? A patch? Obviously changing the _service file.

 If the source was downloaded successfully before, and the _service
 file has not changed, why run the download file service again?

 Basically, if the download url service runs too frequently, I can see
 it repeatedly downloading files from sites that do not need to be
 re-downloaded. For large files this is obnoxious, and not very nice to
 the sites in any case.

source services are a general unix/plugin concept. They can do anything,
so the server can't know if the result is still the same (eg. when you
the spec file with the service, try to auto-update a package or creating
patches automatically).

Right. So, for now, to prevent the re-download of files every time
<something> changes, I should not use download_url.

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