DNF: why does it refresh metadata all the time

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Fri Jun 20 09:19:16 UTC 2014

Am 20.06.2014 08:55, schrieb drago01:
> On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 8:59 PM, Jared K. Smith
> <jsmith at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 2:01 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net>
>> wrote:
>> Whether you like it or not, one of the most common complaints about yum
>> (especially from people coming from another package management system) is
>> that it seems slow because of the necessity to download the metadata.  The
>> DNF developers -- in trying to address this common complaint -- had solved
>> it by handling metadata in a different way.  They've also added settings so
>> that power users like you and I can tune it to better fit our particular
>> needs.
>>> and *no* traffic is not cheap everywhere, by far not
>> I probably understand this better than a lot of people on this list, as I've
>> been on a bandwidth-limited connection for the past nine years.  Only in the
>> past month have I been able to get high speed internet in my home that
>> wasn't limited to a few gigabytes per month.  So yes, I completely
>> understand that traffic isn't cheap (or fast) everywhere.
> It should be at least smart enough to not do it on mobile broadband
> (like packagekit does)

how should it do that?

it's imagination that any software knows anything about the internet connection
even 11 years ago with a 56k modem that access was shared for my LAN and so
the only thing the notebook knew about the inernet was "appears to be slow"

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