[Mageia-dev] Copying dependencies to Updates (Testing), or changing mgaapplet to use urpmi --auto-update instead of urpmi --update.

nicolas vigier boklm at mars-attacks.org
Thu Aug 25 11:47:45 CEST 2011

On Thu, 25 Aug 2011, David W. Hodgins wrote:

> The problem with using "urpmi --auto-select" is that it increases i/o
> and cpu usage for every execution of the check for updates by mgaapplet.

No, it doesn't need to use all repositories to check for updates. It can
use "urpmq --updates --auto-select" to see what updates are available,
and only use all repositories to install them.

> On my 6 year old system 5 seconds for "urpmi.update --update" versus
> 24 seconds for "urpmi --auto-select", when the system is up-to-date.

It's not doing the same thing, so this comparison doesn't mean anything.

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