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[yast-devel] Re: [zypp-devel] JFYI: libzypp-6.11.0 supports download policy for commit.
  • From: Michael Andres <ma@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 12:16:31 +0200
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On Wednesday 29 July 2009 20:09:52 Peter Poeml wrote:

So what? When you're out of space, you'll change the default. You're
usually not out of space. And with DownloadInHeaps, the space should
not be a problem anyway.

That's not true. It very much depends on what you do. Installing some patches
you may get small heaps, 'zypper dup' might produce pretty lage ones.

An if you are running out of disk space, it does not help to simply change the
policy. The cache is the one that also keeps the packges if the .reop tells
to do so (keeppackages=1).

I suppose only few people use that feature, otherwise I'd expect more
complaints about missing cache maintenance tools. If keeppackages is on, or
if you now abort an installation with DownloadInAdvacne, packages will stay
in the cache. So we should offer something to inspect and cleanup (maybe more
sophisticated than zupper --clean).


Michael Andres

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