Ralf Corsepius wrote:
On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 19:09 -0500, seth vidal wrote:
>>Oh, no. *Bad* idea. It's an attack on the symptom, not the problem.
>>If changelogs are bloating the headers yum has to download, then
>>strip them out when generating the yum headers.
>it's not bloating the headers - well not JUST that.
>I'm also thinking of decreasing the useles space eaten up by them on the
Switching the rpm payload to bzip2 would probably give you much more
FWIW: AFAIK, SuSE uses bzip2 payloads.
Yep, and so does PLD.
Very very very foolish imho, as rpm is rate limited by decompression,
and bzip2 uncompress is known 5-7 times slower than gzip.
BUt feel free to change Fedora Core to "Be just like SuSE" if you want.
PLD (my favorite distro, they are quiet and sensible in Poland ;-), is
reverting to gzip when I pointed out that bzip2 was 5-7 times slower.
Add --stats, any install, run your own benchmark.
Personally, I think LZO might be preferable to either gzip of bzip2.
And the real issue is that zlib/bzip2/LZO are known not to rsync very well.
Well, that is known for gzip fer sure, I believe also true for bzip2/LZO ...
73 de Jeff