delta rpms - can we turn them off

Dridi Boukelmoune dridi.boukelmoune at
Fri Jun 27 17:28:31 UTC 2014

On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 7:13 PM, Kevin Fenzi <kevin at> wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:11:53 +0200
> drago01 <drago01 at> wrote:
>> That wasn't about "poor" as in slow vs. "great" as in fast but
>> bandwith capped vs. not.
>> If building deltas are slow the solution is not to disable them but to
>> find out why there are slow and fix that. One thing for instance is
>> that it insists on generating the original rpm while creating an
>> uncompressed rpm would save a compress + uncompressed cycle during
>> updates (the former is a bit extensive for xz).
> I think It could avoid doing that if people didn't mind that it couldn't
> be gpg checked.

It may also be possible to compress-and-sign them on the fly. If the
gpg check can be done incrementally, you could compress the rpm to
/dev/null and gradually compute the signature.

That leaves you a signature to check and a ready-to-install rpm you
don't need to uncompress again.

> kevin
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