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Re: yum-presto not on by default



On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 10:51 AM, Michal Schmidt <mschmidt redhat com> wrote:
> Dne Wed, 23 Sep 2009 07:04:23 +0300 Jonathan Dieter napsal(a):
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=524720
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=524982
>>
>> ...
>>
>> The second one has to do with the fact that when rebuilding the rpms,
>> we have to recompress the data, and xz compression is over 10x slower
>> than gzip.
>
> Do I understand it right that yum-presto compresses the data and then
> passes them to rpm which decompresses them back again?
> Why? Is it because it's currently the only way to verify
> checksums/signatures?

We had a IRC discussion about this yesterday ... it is not yum-presto
but delta rpm and it does not make sense at all.
It should just create uncompressed rpms (assuming rpm can handle them
which it should) ...according to Seth yum does not care whether the
rpms are compressed or not.

So yes the compression is a useless step here.


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