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Re: Official presto repositories for Rawhide



On Mon, 2007-06-18 at 19:53 +0200, Adrian Reber wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 10:34:31AM -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> > On Monday 18 June 2007 10:31:51 Jonathan Dieter wrote:
> > > I would like to request the creation of presto repositories for Rawhide.
> > > I believe the yum-presto plugin has moved into (at the very least) a
> > > late beta when it comes to stability, and Jeremy Katz has done some
> > > great work in making deltarpm deal with multiarch correctly.
> > >
> > > The presto repository creation tools probably need to be looked over,
> > > but I think it's time to start creating "official" deltarpms if we're
> > > going to make it into F8.
> > 
> > Is there a usable tool for creating presto repos yet?  Something to automate?  
> > What is the impact on mirrors?
> 
> As a mirror admin I can say that I disabled all the deltarpms on the
> opensuse tree on our mirror server because it contained thousands of
> small files. I am not 100% sure that presto deltarpms are the same suse uses
> but from a standpoint of our mirror server it is horrible to have all of
> sudden thousands of small files instead the big one we used to have.

The deltas are generated the same way as they are for opensuse (using
the same tools, etc).  The questions are mostly around policy for how
many you keep around, etc.

I would be interested in understanding why the more small files caused
problems for you.

Jeremy


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