Shipping package metadata in a package

Mathieu Bridon bochecha at
Fri Jan 24 10:03:31 UTC 2014


On Fri, 2014-01-24 at 10:01 +0000, Richard Hughes wrote:
> There are two ways to fix the jarring UX. We could either ship the
> fedora package metadata pre-prepared in PackageKit, maybe using
> something like %ghost so the new metadata is ignored. The other way is
> to start the metadata downloading in the initial-start wizard thing,
> although in practice the download takes a couple of minutes to
> complete, and the wizard typically takes much less than that before
> the user has configured everything. The downside to shipping prepared
> metadata is that the package size is larger, and that the metadata
> would be *very* out of date after a year or so.

Rather than during the initial setup thing, why not start it at first
boot, much earlier?

Another option would be to have it done as the last step of the


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