No more deltarpms by default

Nico Kadel-Garcia nkadel at
Sun Oct 19 07:40:24 UTC 2014

On Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 1:04 AM, Rahul Sundaram <metherid at> wrote:
> Hi
> On Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 12:37 AM, Nico Kadel-Garcia  wrote:
>> . And the "bandwidth saving" is still badly
>> overshadowed by the necessary repodata bandwith from almost every run
>> of "reposync" in the model you've just described. 50 Megabytes, *every
>> time* it runs unless the metadata for the repo has not expired. .
>> Since the default is 90 minutes,
> It is not for dnf.  man dnf.conf
> "metadata_expire ... The default corresponds to 48 hours"
> Rahul

Odd, that doesn't match the DNF documentation at which lists
a three hour expiration. Wonder if it's been tweaked in the SRP{M?

Even then, though still means up to 60 MB * 15/month, or 900 MB/month
even with no updates ever actually applied, if you leave the update
alert tools in place as found in a default OS installation. This still
overshadows the benefits of deltarpm profoundly unless you're
constantly updating builky tools like Libreoffice. And deltarpm
doesn't help much with those, anyway, due to the mismatch of the zip
compressed binary contents.

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