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Re: pkg_add and remote packages
On Fri, 4 Apr 2008, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> Yes, but it is a separate problem. At least Hubert complained about
> forcing a 1 MB download before installing any packages.
Do like Debian:
"apt-get update" downloads the Available database(s)
Then "apt-get install" uses that previously downloaded database.
Admin choose when to "update" the list of available packages.
Versus the default YUM behaviour which downloads -- as needed -- each time
it is used. Note YUM uses individual spec files for each package -- so
many, many small files (where Debian uses a single large file).
For my extremely simple tool (in pkgsrc-wip) which I use on most of NetBSD
systems to quickly install packages, I usually just reuse the previously
downloaded (and uncompressed) pkg-summary when I need to install. (I can
use it to download a newer pkg-summary.gz also.)
Jeremy C. Reed
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