On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 19:47 -0500, Jeff Johnson wrote:
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.
Well, people are
complaining about sizes, bandwidth and diskspace ...
... not about installation speed.
OK, people are used to using gzip-payloads and probably would start to
complain when installing bzip'ed rpms (I recall me having complained
about SuSE when installing bzip'ed rpms on my ancient i586 notebook).
BUt feel free to change Fedora Core to "Be just like SuSE"
if you want.
No, that's not my intention. It's just that I can't deny
having used SuSE for ~8 years.
PLD (my favorite distro, they are quiet and sensible in Poland ;-),
reverting to gzip when I pointed out that bzip2 was 5-7 times slower.
Add --stats, any install, run your own benchmark.
I did some checks comparing gzip
vs. bzip on metadata repositories
sometime last year. IIRC, I posted the results to this list.
The result was not as eye-striking as one might expect.