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Re: Yum .hdr files massive



On Sun, 2004-10-10 at 02:20 +1000, Phil Anderson wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Is there any reason why the yum header files (.hdr) are about the same 
> size as the RPM files?
> 
> e.g.
> [pza hallucination development]$ ll headers/thunderbird-0.8.0-4.i386.hdr 
> packages/thunderbird-0.8.0-4.i386.rpm
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root 11108767 Oct  9 03:27 
> headers/thunderbird-0.8.0-4.i386.hdr
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root 11109047 Oct  9 03:27 
> packages/thunderbird-0.8.0-4.i386.rpm
> [pza hallucination development]$ du -s *
> 412296  headers
> 412320  packages
> 940     primary.xml.gz
> 6844    primary.xml.gz.0de5a02528ed14facfc0eaf9c7060209.pickle
> 8       repomd.xml
> 
> I thought the idea of the header files was to get all the important info 
> from without downloading the whole rpm?

What mirror are you using?

If you're not using a site that supports http 1.1 and byte-ranges then
yum will have to download the whole package.


-sv



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