[CentOS] [CentOS-devel] Delta RPMs (drpms) for CentOS-6 and CentOS-7

Wed Jun 5 04:20:36 UTC 2019
Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Tue, Jun 04, 2019 at 09:55:14AM -0500, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> We are having issues with drpms on CentOS-6 i386 and x86_64 and on
> CentOS-7 x86_64.
> The technical issues sometimes cause us to have to rebuild all drpms
> over again .. and the time involved is very large.  Also storing the
> drpms and moving them around takes up a lot of space and bandwidth.
> We would like to remove delta rpms (drpms) from our CentOS-6 and
> CentOS-7 repositories.
> But before we do , we would like a discussion on these lists to ensure
> this is not going to cause people major issues.
> So, begin the discussion, and we will address this again in about a
> month.  And we'll see where it leads.
> Thanks,
> Johnny Hughes


I don't have any particular problems with drpms, but I note that
on my laptop, which is a really dog-slow dual-core Atom maxed out
with a whopping 2Gig of RAM, the drpms seems to take forever to
finish the rebuild. I suspect for me it'd be faster to just download
the full RPM.


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