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Re: yum-presto not on by default



On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 5:14 PM, Seth Vidal <skvidal fedoraproject org> wrote:
>
>
> On Wed, 23 Sep 2009, drago01 wrote:
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>> On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 5:11 PM, Seth Vidal <skvidal fedoraproject org>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, 23 Sep 2009, drago01 wrote:
>>>
>>>> Does not matter which compression algorithm we use creating a
>>>> compressed rpm just to uncompressed it again shortly after that is a
>>>> waste of cycles/power/time.
>>>
>>>> As for the GPG signature ... can't the drpm itself be signed?
>>>
>>> We'd need to do that signing which would take, umm, forever.
>>
>> What? You mean at compose time? (Signing on the client side would not
>> make much sense)
>
> I mean on the server/repo side. The steps we'd need to do for a full release
> would be:
>
> 1. compose tree
> 2. sign pkgs in tree
> 3. make deltarpms of pkgs vs older tree
> 4. sign deltarpms
> 5. generate repository metadata
>
> that would take a long time.

Yeah but if you take into account the time saved on x clients it would
be worth it (assume x is very high).
How long would the extra signing process take?


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