On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 17:00 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 15:40 -0500, Tom 'spot' Callaway
> -static subpackages have always seemed to make sense to me, but it was
> pointed out to me originally that increasing the number of subpackages
> increases the size of the metadata and makes all yum operations slower.
> Thoughts? Perhaps a separate -static repo?
Ugh, separate repo is a nitemare from the point of view of installation
and the build system
To be fair - the yum operations for fc6 should be fairly
sped up. Menno, Tambet and others have done some really good work to get
rid of slow sections of code or repetitive pieces.
Sadly, we can't really speed up the download of bits. And _that_ is
where this hurts us. There have been a lot of good speedups in yum;
let's not go and ruin that by making people have to download and process
 And if it doesn't matter for these cases, then I argue they
shouldn't be packaged _at all_. Because there isn't any way people are
going to get to them