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

On 4/12/07, Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> wrote:
On Thursday 12 April 2007 14:27:45 Jonathan Dieter wrote:
> Jesse, I totally understand where you're coming from on the "it should
> have been started in Rawhide". I'm afraid that's my fault, though I'll
> beg extenuating circumstances. I live and work in Beirut where
> broadband means anything but (thus my interest in the problem in the
> first place).

Well, even if development started in fc6, that's fine.  I think DEPLOYMENT
should begin with rawhide, and work its way down.

> Finally, when we do get to the point of "do we put deltarpms in the
> master mirror", *if* we decide *not* to (for the many reasons mentioned
> by those against the idea), is it possible for yum-presto in Extras to
> point to the test server in the default .conf file?

Typically we don't allow packages other than fedora-release to add repo files.
Maybe we could grant an exception for this package for a temporary time
being, but once a repo file is on, it is difficult to get it off, so wherever
you point you might want to be willing to at least maintain a redirect to
somewhere where content lives.

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora

Hi, can you please update us with the status of yum-presto and Fedora 7?

I installed Fedora 7 test 4 and I don't see yum-prest and deltarpm installed by default.

Will this change in the mean time so it is installed by default when Fedora 7 ships?

I can only say that deltarpm is a great idea, and works great in practice (on Fedora Core 6 - I still haven't tested it on Fedora 7).

It is maybe little less needed when people install new pacgakes but for updates it is a godsend...

You should think how to enable more and more people to use linux, and great features like fast updates with small bandwidth cost is a really big benefit to linux users.

There are millions of people with dialup and other slow connections on our planet and updates for them are almost impossible. Or students
with laptops who can do some big installs when they are at their university but at home have also slow connection.

For all of them bandwidth is scarce and deltarpms is a great solution to that problem so please do all you can with implementing it.

Thank you in advance.

Valent from Croatia.

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