[Yum] Plugin for yum to download packages in parts

Konstantin Ryabitsev icon at fedoraproject.org
Sat Nov 14 21:45:27 UTC 2009

2009/11/14 arpit Aggarwal <arpit07531 at gmail.com>:
> Does yum download packages in parts(like download managers) or it simply
> downloads packages in a single session??
> If yum downloads packages without splitting them into parts, then why not
> develop a plugin for yum that will make yum download packages like a
> download manager.
> Moreover it should be made such that yum may be able to download multiple
> packages simultaneously and all packages in parts after dependencies has
> been resolved.
> This will greatly improve speed of installing and updating of packages.
> Is it feasible??

Yes, it's just hard, because you have to rewrite so much of the
downloader code. If done right, you could even create a swarm that
could download the same package from 10 different mirrors.

McGill University IT Security
Konstantin Ryabitsev
Montréal, Québec

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