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Re: [opensuse-factory] Bug 177758
  • From: Henne Vogelsang <hvogel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 14:11:12 +0200
  • Message-id: <20060523121112.GN27618@xxxxxxx>

On Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 13:48:11, Martin Schlander wrote:
> tirsdag 23 maj 2006 12:33 skrev Pascal Bleser:
> > jdd wrote:
> > > can't you beleive most users have _not_ the problem you have?
> >
> > Can't *you* believe *many* users do have that problem ?
> > Again, come hang around on IRC and witness the havoc.
> I experience the same thing as Frank

Ok to summarize:

There are two problems with packagemanagement in 10.1

* zmd meta data parsing is not fast enough for realworld requirements

With a typical SUSE Linux user inst-source setup parsing the metadata
takes up to 10 minutes. This is with variations depending on download
speed and the amount of installation sources. This also manifests in
suse_register (which is using zmd) and general i/o during normal
operation when zmd wakes up and starts parsing.

* inst-source syncing between yast inst_source and zmd is not robust

Usually this problem pops up when users start to try to work-around
problems with zmd (like removing services with rug, reinstalling zdm

Everything else is working pretty flawlesly. Can we agree on that?

This is bad but not unfixable.


Henne Vogelsang, Core Services
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