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Re: Specifying How Yum Downloads Updates



Robert L Cochran wrote:
> I didn't realize this was such an issue with people. It seems sort of
> like bicycle buying to me. Some people want performance bikes, some want
> road bikes. Some want expensive ones and others want cheap models. Maybe
> I'll try downloading the yum source and see if I can reinstate the
> download-by-package size option. I can live with the download
> alphabetically option, but I really did like getting most of the
> packages downloaded within a few minutes at most with the larger stuff
> coming last. I always check what Yum wants to download first before I
> answer 'y' to continuing, so I know perfectly well what packages are
> coming in.

I consider this "smallest first" behavior to be horribly deceptive and
misleading (it makes you believe you're much farther into the download than
you actually are) and I'm glad it got changed to something more logical.

        Kevin Kofler


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