[Mageia-dev] noarch vs. arch
maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 09:22:37 CEST 2011
Op zaterdag 03 september 2011 01:50:08 schreef Florian Hubold:
> 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 :)
so even the synthesis files are too big? i mean, if you're in rpmdrake, and you
click on a package, it seems to fetch more details. is that from synthesis
files? because it takes quite some time to fetch it...
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