[Mageia-dev] noarch vs. arch

Maarten Vanraes maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 20:15:25 CEST 2011

Op vrijdag 02 september 2011 16:50:00 schreef Thierry Vignaud:
> On 2 September 2011 14:06, Michael Scherer <misc at zarb.org> wrote:
> > It would help would be by having smaller hdlists, but I am not sure it
> > would really help mirror so much. ( ie, I would not say "lots of space"
> > even if that still a saving )
> Actualy hdlist are pretty much unused these days.
> urpmi (and thus the installer) doesn't use them any longer for quite a few
> years already (at least since 2007 or 2008).
> At that time, we only kept those big babies for:
> - users adding media from older distro for live upgrading but:
>   1) all mdv distros since 4 years handle that
>   2) we don't support upgrading from anything <2010
> - some test tools (don't remember which one) that nobody use still parse
> them
> That's why network BW usage by urpmi is small for checking media (checking
> if MD5SUM still matches then download small synthesis if needed)
> That doesn't change the amount of RAM and the CPU time needed to parse
> & compute updates but thats' another story...
> We could try to disable hdlists from cauldron mirrors and see who's crying
> (I guess nobody will)

isn't hdlists still necessary for urpmf and urmq ? (I don't know, i'm just 

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