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Re: Fedora and Ubuntu

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Jonathan Dieter wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-11-30 at 08:49 +0000, Mike C wrote:
>> Indeed so.  Also it is surely the case the for the majority of updates on a day
>> to day basis the largest fraction of the time needed to complete the updates is 
>> likely to the downloading the update rpms. 
>> Therefore making sure the downloads come from a fast mirror is the most important
>> factor in getting the overall elapsed time to be as short as possible.
>> Once the rpms are all in the cache area then the update install is usually quite
>> quick. 
> And, of course, there's yum-presto which downloads the *difference*
> between the new updates and what's on your system, giving you a saving
> of, on average, roughly 80%.
> Until the official Fedora repositories are presto-enabled, you have to
> make some changes to your .repo files.  See
> http://hosted.fedoraproject.org/projects/presto for more information.
> Jonathan
> Full disclosure: I am the yum-presto maintainer

I was actually thinking about your work when I mentioned yum plugins. I
think that it, your work, is a great idea.

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