No more deltarpms by default

Ian Malone ibmalone at
Mon Oct 6 09:54:41 UTC 2014

On 6 October 2014 09:41, Rahul Sundaram <metherid at> wrote:
> Hi
> One of the long standing features that were enabled by default in yum is
> support for delta rpms.  dnf developers have disabled this and I think this
> change deserves a broader discussion

"I have an internet flatrate at 150 mbs, and downloading the full rpms
is ALOT faster than the the work that the delta rpms requires."

Wow. Good to see normal users are taken into account. The main
argument from a distro point of view is reducing load on servers, but
I don't know many people on 150Mbs either. Heck, I've just tested my
work janet connection and that's <100Mbs in our office. At home 8Mbps
is a good day. (I'm assuming mbs is a typo for Mbps and not milli bit
seconds, where the very slow transfer speed declines exponentially as
the connection progresses.)


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