DNF: why does it refresh metadata all the time

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Fri Jun 20 12:11:45 UTC 2014

Am 20.06.2014 14:04, schrieb Tim Lauridsen:
> On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 8:47 PM, Dennis Gilmore <dennis at ausil.us <mailto:dennis at ausil.us>> wrote:
>     In testing dnf on rawhide I nearly always do "dnf clean metadata && dnf update" purely because I found most of
>     the time dnfs metadata was out of date. To me dnf fetching the metadata behind the scenes just doesn't work
>     right. But I'm not sure that me or rawhide fits into the experience dnf is trying to give.
>     Dennis
> Dnf-0.5.2 has a --refresh option, there will a check if the repo metadata is newer than the cached one.
> so.
> dnf update --refresh will check and update metadata if needed

*that* would be a useful default instead background-refreshes

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