DNF: why does it refresh metadata all the time
dennisml at conversis.de
Fri Jun 20 12:39:25 UTC 2014
On 20.06.2014 14:11, Reindl Harald wrote:
> 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 the time dnfs metadata was out of date.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.
>> Dnf-0.5.2 has a --refresh option, there will a check if the repo metadata is newer than the cached one.
>> dnf update --refresh will check and update metadata if needed
> *that* would be a useful default instead background-refreshes
I think these are two separate issues. Independent of the background
refreshes dnf should always check if its current view of the world is
up-to-date (that is the data in its cache is current).
This can be fairly important when it comes to security issues. When a
fatal exploit is fixed in a package you don't want dnf to say that there
are not updates available when this is in fact not true.
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