Yumex became painfully slow

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Sat Dec 24 04:08:03 UTC 2005

Does anyone else notice that the current incarnation of Yumex has become
incredibly slow?  I've been waiting half an hour for it to finish
compiling all the data it wants *just* to display what I can pick from
to install.  It seems to take long enough normally, but now it's
deadlooping, repeatedly fetching the file lists.

I had, previously, unticked a setting that says it'll take more time
(show file lists and changelog), but that setting didn't hold the next
time I started it, and hasn't helped for the time after that (where the
setting did hold).

The "auto refresh on start" option seems useless.  Turn it off, and you
get no file lists, at all, and no way to start them.  Some sort of "no
refresh on restart" would be useful.  It's a pain when you download one
package, install it, then decide to get another, and you have to sit
through it regetting the package lists, recompiling the lists, etc.  I'm
sure they haven't changed enough to care about in just a couple of

I'd use YUM or a website, they're quicker, but only useful if I know
what I want to install, they don't have package descriptions.

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