gross DNF bandwidth inefficiency if filesystem space limited

Radek Holy rholy at redhat.com
Thu Jul 30 07:48:40 UTC 2015


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Felix Miata" <mrmazda at earthlink.net>
> To: devel at lists.fedoraproject.org
> Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2015 9:21:19 AM
> Subject: gross DNF bandwidth inefficiency if filesystem space limited
> 
> # dnf upgrade
> (dnf nearly exhausts freespace downloading all packages before installing any
> packages)
> dnf then reports package xxx needs ##MB on / filesystem and exits without
> doing any installing
> dnf all deletes downloaded packages
> # dnf upgrade (package subset, e.g. dnf* rpm* a* b* c* d* e* f* x* y* z*)
> dnf downloads needed packages previously downloaded but later deleted, then
> installs downloaded packages
> # dnf upgrade
> dnf downloads needed packages previously downloaded but later deleted, then
> installs downloaded packages
> 
> Is the above deletion of freshly downloaded packages (wasted time, wasted
> bandwidth) known or expected?
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Known, https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1220074. Should be fixed in dnf-1.0.2.
-- 
Radek HolĂ˝
Associate Software Engineer
Software Management Team
Red Hat Czech


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