gross DNF bandwidth inefficiency if filesystem space limited

Radek Holy rholy at redhat.com
Fri Jul 31 16:27:09 UTC 2015


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kevin Kofler" <kevin.kofler at chello.at>
> To: devel at lists.fedoraproject.org
> Sent: Friday, July 31, 2015 2:56:48 AM
> Subject: Re: gross DNF bandwidth inefficiency if filesystem space limited
> 
> Radek Holy wrote:
> > Known, https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1220074. Should be
> > fixed in dnf-1.0.2.
> 
> I still don't understand why we don't just enable keepcache by default. Even
> after a successful update/install, deleting the cached packages is a major
> data loss because it prevents downgrading to them later, after a broken new
> update comes out (which also removes the previous update from the mirrors).
> 
>         Kevin Kofler

One can say that the mirrors should keep the older versions for this purpose but I don't want to start a flame war.

AFAIK, the "local" plugin is what you are looking for.
-- 
Radek HolĂ˝
Associate Software Engineer
Software Management Team
Red Hat Czech


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