No more deltarpms by default

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Fri Oct 17 09:09:15 UTC 2014

Am 17.10.2014 um 10:49 schrieb Roberto Ragusa:
> On 10/06/2014 07:57 PM, Reindl Harald wrote:
>> oh no - don't tie all together for reasons which did not destory the world over years - it is a damned good design that the part dealing with rpm packages don't need to know anything aboutt delta rpms because the normal packages are created before that step
> And, going further on the same road... why don't we just find a way to
> locally produce the original rpm by downloading through rsync?
> Are compressed rpms completely impossible to diff efficiently by rsync?
> (losing a bit of compression efficiency could be acceptable if rpms
> became rsyncable)

to rsync something you need both files

no we (users) don't want the installed rpms stored forever as package to 
support this nor do we want anything else than RPM for package 
management/integrity, otherwise we (the users) could have chosen Debian

so please don't suggest technical background changes
if it ain't broken don't fix it
the switch exists and is useful

on a 56kbit modem you don't want to download the full RPMs and on a 
150Mbit line the download will always be faster than rebuild the RPM

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