Fedora and Ubuntu
wayward4now at gmail.com
Sun Dec 2 04:24:08 UTC 2007
On Fri, 2007-11-30 at 11:47 +0200, Jonathan Dieter wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-11-30 at 08:49 +0000, Mike C wrote:
> > Indeed so. Also it is surely the case the for the majority of updates on a day
> > to day basis the largest fraction of the time needed to complete the updates is
> > likely to the downloading the update rpms.
> > Therefore making sure the downloads come from a fast mirror is the most important
> > factor in getting the overall elapsed time to be as short as possible.
> > Once the rpms are all in the cache area then the update install is usually quite
> > quick.
> And, of course, there's yum-presto which downloads the *difference*
> between the new updates and what's on your system, giving you a saving
> of, on average, roughly 80%.
> Until the official Fedora repositories are presto-enabled, you have to
> make some changes to your .repo files. See
> http://hosted.fedoraproject.org/projects/presto for more information.
> Full disclosure: I am the yum-presto maintainer
<Tip of the Wayward4now Hat>
You all have done one helluva good thing, especially for those of us
stuck with modems in more remote areas. I hope to see Presto applied to
the initial repo files that can hit a meg or so, as well. It's maddening
as hell to have to dnload those files, only to have them error-ing out
and then the complete dnload is respawned on the next mirror and then
the next until you finally hit a mirror that is sync'ed. Just to get
some 500k update an hour or so later. If that process could be
"presto'd" that would be truly a great great thing. Thanks again for all
you do. Ric
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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