[Fedora-packaging] Re: Proposal to limit file deps

Fernando Nasser fnasser at redhat.com
Thu Dec 21 17:14:47 UTC 2006

Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 11:39:38AM -0500, Fernando Nasser wrote:
>> 1) If this is a problem that only affects yum and all the other 
>> depsolvers do it efficiently, would it be better to fix yum instead or 
>> working around it by spec file changes?
> No, it's the other way round: yum is more efficient in downloading
> because it most often does not need to download everything, while the
> other depsolvers always download the bist in advance. It's a bit
> oversimplified, but that servers for a first picture.

Thanks for the clarification.  The use of file deps prevents an 
optimization to kick in.

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