DNF: why does it refresh metadata all the time

drago01 drago01 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 21 15:20:42 UTC 2014

On Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 4:46 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net> wrote:
> Am 21.06.2014 16:42, schrieb Rahul Sundaram:
>> On Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 4:45 AM, Reindl Harald wrote:
>>     stop the automatic bandwidth wasting at all and you don't
>>     have to fix anything - don't you realize that this 50% are
>>     the ones with the slow WAN and the ones with fast internet
>>     don't need prefetch of metadata at all?
>> Even if I have a fast connection,  I prefer metadata refreshes to happen automatically in the background and
>> consider it as a useful optimization.  I would disable that service in a server perhaps and that is something for
>> the server product to consider
> what you or i prefer don't matter
> the ordinary user never uses yum/dnf at all and most of them just
> react on the "new updates are available" in the GUI - fine that
> runs completly in the background - there is no slower/faster
> in that context and most ohters case about *fresh* metadata
> and not previously cached ones

Well there is not much difference between a few hours old metadata and
"fresh" metadata. You might as well hit a mirror that is a few hours
behind in syncing ....

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