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[Fate 303517] Configure a cronjob for refreshing repositories
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 12:16:24 +0200 (CEST)
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Feature changed by: jsrain
Feature #303517, revision 9
Title: Configure a cronjob for refreshing repositories

- openSUSE-11.1: Evaluation
+ openSUSE-11.1: Candidate
Requester: Desirable
Projectmanager: Mandatory

Requested by: lslezak@xxxxxxxxxx
Partner organization:

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

+ #6: jsrain@xxxxxxxxxx (2008-07-10 12:16:08)
+ Let's extend the "automatic online update" module so that it offers
+ whether to do real automatic online update, or just refresh the
+ metadata (via one check box)

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