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Re: yum-deltarpm (Was Thread Hijack - Our package management GUI tools need improvement)



The idea is NOT to provide incremental updates. i.e. drpms will always upgrade some version to latest. You should never need to install several drpms to reach "latest" state.
I am thinking it would be best to provide at least 2 drpms
n-1 => n (previous to latest)
and
General Availability (FC6 isos) => latest

If this gets popular, we might provide n-2 => n drpms for slow updaters

On 3/11/07, Warren Togami <wtogami redhat com > wrote:
Horst H. von Brand wrote:
>> If that same person had the yum-deltarpm plugin enabled, they would only
>> have to download 638 MB.  That is *including* all the updates that don't
>> have drpms because the savings isn't enough.
>
> What about people who decide to install OOo and want the latest version
> later on?

The existing full RPM on mirrors would not change.

yum-deltarpm allows more rapid acquisition a desired RPM, if the
specific transition you want is available as a drpm file.  The common
cases would be provided in drpm.  If you are doing something uncommon,
then you likely will just download the full RPMS like you would today.

Warren Togami
wtogami redhat com

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