But I have to wonder...for yumdownloader and repoquery to work
efficiently it still helps to pull in metadata about the srpm repos
during yum runs. Out-of-date srpm information isn't particularly
why? That's like saying - in order to work efficiently it's best if
firefox cache every page you've ever been to and all of those pages
you've NOT been to, too.
If the magical mirrorlist and metadata caching makes it into the
default yum configuration...how expensive does retrieving the srpm
a little less than double the amount of data.
At the very least I would certaintly want yum makecache to cache
the enabled repos including enabled srpm information.
If a source repo is not enabled then it's not enabled. The only thing
marking them as source would do is tell yumdownloader which repos to
enable if someone passed --source to it.
I personally don't think its worth trying to turn the srpm
off. Once I enable srpm repos, I benefit more by having the srpm
information cached locally in a state that matches the rpm
information. What I'm more concerned about is seeing the srpm
information and the binary information come from different mirrors
which are out of sync with each other.
you're really not understanding what I'm talking about.