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What’s 991MB in 872 RPMs?


I just installed Fedora 9 Alpha on my laptop, again, and ran YUM… Wow, 872 files RPMs that need to be updated which equates to 991 MB!

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  1. 2008-03-21 at 19:55 EST

    That should be 872 RPMs. Each of which contains a multitude of files.

  2. 2008-03-21 at 19:58 EST

    jwboyer: Thanks for the correction!

  3. 2008-03-21 at 20:04 EST

    I’m surprised that anyone is surprised by this. I certainly expect to see significant churn in the rawhide tree over the testing period. If you are sucking down updates daily how much churn do you end up seeing from alpha release through gold? 10 times an intial install? 20 times?It would be handy to have a measure of the churn in the rawhide tree… something we could turn into a graphic… that gave a sense of the rate of churn in rawhide.Then we could use the same sort of metric against our update tree, as a starting point for a real discussion about changes in how we do update policy. There’s been rumbling about too much update churn. Having a visual metric we can use for rawhide and updates might help focus that discussion.-jef

  4. 2008-03-22 at 03:08 EST

    Also note the use of straight ‘yum update’, which is going to pull down entirely new packages where some of the bits may be the same as the installed packages. To add to jwboyer’s metrics I’d like to see package delta information.

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