DeltaRPM works great on Fedora Core 6 (yum presto plugin)

Jima jima at
Thu May 10 17:22:54 UTC 2007

On Thu, 10 May 2007, Jonathan Dieter wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-05-10 at 12:39 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
>> This needs to be in createrepo and/or modify the repo using modifyrepo.
>> Contact me  on tuesday (I'm out of town this week) and I'll see what we
>> can get merged.
> I took a look at createrepo 0.4.8 this morning, and it looks like it
> does everything I wanted 0.4.4 to do, but it couldn't.  Woo-hoo!
> So we can either (1) have createprestorepo work alongside createrepo
> without any modification to createrepo or (2) add a "-d" switch to
> createrepo and merge the few additional steps needed to create
> presto.xml.gz (which isn't much).
> If we're moving towards presto integration in F8, I would probably
> encourage (2) otherwise (1) would be easier for you.  I'll contact you
> again on Tuesday.

  Not that my opinion means all that much, but I (still) think this would 
be a great feature for F8, and don't see any reason (upstream willing) 
that this functionality shouldn't be merged into createrepo.  I think it'd 
be best if the existing Fedora mirrors could offer DRPMs alongside regular 
RPMs, and left the preference up to the client.
  Of course, in this ideal world, the mirrors would have all the disk space 
they needed, and wouldn't have to care about the extra space of the DRPMs, 
but...we'll see.


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