[Mageia-dev] noarch vs. arch

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Sat Sep 3 01:50:08 CEST 2011

Am 02.09.2011 20:15, schrieb Maarten Vanraes:
> 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
> asking)
Well, then they obviously wouldn't work anymore, since by default only 
synthesis are used :)

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