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Re: Specifying How Yum Downloads Updates



On Mon, 2009-04-13 at 23:58 -0400, Seth Vidal wrote:
> 
> On Mon, 13 Apr 2009, Robert L Cochran wrote:
> 
> > In Fedora 10, it looks like yum downloads updates in ascending order on the 
> > size of the package. So all the small packages download first, and the large 
> > packages like openoffice download last. In Fedora 11, that is how it started 
> > out. But now yum appears to be downloading packages alphabetically by package 
> > name. That means if package "a" is very large it will still be downloaded 
> > before package "b" which is quite small.
> >
> > I'm using Fedora 11 Beta just about 100% of the time now.
> >
> > How can I get yum to download in ascending order on the size of the package? 
> > I love getting all the little downloads first. That is most of the updates, 
> > leaving only a few large packages to do at the end.
> >
> 
> the download by pkg size behavior was changed precisely b/c of how many 
> raving complaints we got about it.
> 
> Seems like we can't win.
> 
> 
> And the first person to say "well then make it an option" gets told to 
> stop talking until they're maintaining the code.
----
those are the people who infuriate you by eating the icing from the
middle of the Oreo's first.

I'm clearly just eat the cookie kind of person.

Craig


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