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Re: Blog post about package management (aimed at fedora)



On Fri, 2007-07-27 at 11:24 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Richard Hughes (hughsient gmail com) said: 
> > > 3. great ANOTHER daemon running, how lovely.
> > 
> > Nope, with system activation we only need to start this when a user is
> > trying to _do_ something, and then we can quit when there are no updates
> > scheduled or not in an installer.
> 
> Is system activation really a good interface when the daemon has
> to:
> 
> 1) query metadata (download from internet)

Starting a service takes a few ms.

> 2) query installed packages

If the metadata is already okay it should be really quick. Or do I
misunderstand your point?

Richard.



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