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Re: Looking for input on yum metadata_expire option



On Wed, 2009-03-11 at 02:59 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Hi
> 
> For those who didn't know, metadata_expire value in yum.conf can control 
> how much time yum will rely on the existing metadata before trying to 
> refresh it. f you want the behaviour to be similar to apt, then you can 
> set it to never as well. The default value is 6 hours now.
> 
> I had a recent discussion with Seth Vidal, the primary developer of yum 
> about increasing it to a day instead of 6 hours. We are now looking for 
> input from you, the Fedora users on what value would be appropriate. If 
> you have fiddled around with this setting, let me know what you think. 
> If you haven't try it out and I would appreciate your feedback as well.

I set it to 1800 i.e. 30 minutes. I do that because I prefer to run yum
myself rather than use the various PackageConf daemons.

poc


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