delta rpms - can we turn them off

Troy Dawson tdawson at
Fri Jun 27 14:07:18 UTC 2014

I have a very small server room.  It has very good network, but lots of
not very powerful computers.  Many of them are ARM based.

As I hear about ARM users taking 8 hours to update 1 package (I've had
it take 12 hours to fail to update a package) I irritates me.

The fact that Fedora practically forces people to use delta rpm's has
rattled my cage for quite a while.  I eventually opened a bugzilla with
what I consider a reasonable compromise.[1]

Please put
in /etc/yum.conf, at a minimum.  A comment about it would be better.

It would be even better if you put
for the arm builds.

Why bring it up here?
Two reasons.
1 - As you can see, my bugzilla hasn't even been acknowledged.
2 - I'm wondering about dnf (Duke Nukem Forever)
 -- What is it's stance on delta rpms?
 --- Does it do them?
 --- Does it force you to do them like yum does?
 --- Is there an easy to find option to turn them off/on?

Troy Dawson

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