delta rpms - can we turn them off

Florian Weimer fweimer at
Sat Jun 28 10:22:40 UTC 2014

On 06/27/2014 07:13 PM, Kevin Fenzi 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.

The signature is on the RPM header, not the payload.  The RPM header 
only lists digests of individual files (after decompression).

So this shouldn't make a difference.

Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security

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