No more deltarpms by default

poma pomidorabelisima at
Fri Oct 17 00:22:42 UTC 2014

On 06.10.2014 16:46, Jaroslav Reznik wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> On Mon, 2014-10-06 at 10:54 +0100, Ian Malone wrote:
>>> 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.)
>> The deltarpms were meant to serve two purposes
>> 1) (lesser) Address the needs of users in developing countries (where
>> Fedora is fairly popular) and bandwidth concerns are very considerable.
>> Many of these users have connections that are either metered or
>> extremely slow, so deltarpms provides a way to get the data to them more
>> economically. This of course can be handled with a non-default option,
>> so we can talk about making that more discoverable if we disable them by
>> default.
> This is a good point but even in developing countries internet access is
> getting better and better. A few years ago installation DVD was the only
> way how to access Fedora repo. It's not requested anymore. But yeah, I do
> not live there.
Rejy, speak!


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