[Yum] Re: changelog

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Thu Jan 15 17:41:02 UTC 2004


On Thu, 2004-01-15 at 11:18, Tom Diehl wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Jan 2004, Joe Radinger wrote:
> 
> > is there any possibility to add the changelogs to the headers. would be
> > great to be able to see what has changed in certain rpms, before having
> > to download the whole file.
> 
> I sure hope not. That would make the header data a lot bigger. Remember
> not everyone has all of their machines on a high bandwidth connection. I 
> still have machines whose only connection to the outside world is dialup.
> It is painful enough already to perform updates on these machines. I do
> not wish to see it get worse.

So a couple of points:
1. the changelogs are already there  - just not exposed.
2. the headers are going away. The amount of data to download on an
update should be considerably smaller.
  - http://linux.duke.edu/metadata/readme.metadata

-sv





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