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[Fate 303517] Configure a cronjob for refreshing repositories
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2008 10:33:36 +0200 (CEST)
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Feature changed by: lslezak
Feature #303517, revision 8
Title: Configure a cronjob for refreshing repositories

openSUSE-11.1: Evaluation
Requester: Desirable
Projectmanager: Mandatory

Requested by: lslezak@xxxxxxxxxx
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Autorefresh configured repositories at certain times, this could be on
certain days, or time of day, etc.
A mockup and more details are in

#1: flucifredi@xxxxxxxxxx (2008-06-13 15:12:52)
there are some caveats I can think of requiring silent fail (for
instance, a laptop), or requiring randomization (not hitting NCC with a
volley all at the same time), but I think the idea is good.

#2: dmacvicar@xxxxxxxxxx (2008-07-07 11:13:37)
If you think you can make it work in a reliable way, please present a
Right now PackageKit and updater applets do refresh often before
checking for updates so the system repos _are_ refreshed. So I don't
see much value in this feature (unless a concept is presented).

#3: visnov@xxxxxxxxxx (2008-07-07 12:34:19) (reply to #2)
We have a concept in the automatic online update configuration.

#4: jsrain@xxxxxxxxxx (2008-07-07 12:58:59) (reply to #3)
You mean running online update from cron? It should involve metadata
refresh, but I do not see any reason for a separate metadata download
from cron.

+ #5: lslezak@xxxxxxxxxx (2008-07-09 10:30:09) (reply to #4)
+ The feature should allow to disable "autorefresh" flag for all
+ repositories so the package management can be started quickly without
+ connecting to network. The cronjob would keep the metadata uptodate.
+ Of course, there might be a problem when metadata are changed too often
+ on the server, but in my opinion that's not a usual case in the real
+ world.

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