On Thu, 2018-03-01 at 18:44 -0700, stan wrote:
> On Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:29:45 -0000
> "Farhad Mohammadi Majd" <farhadbenya...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Hello, in Debian (9, stable), size of all the official repositories
> > metadata is maximum 10MB, while in Fedora, today I ran "dnf update"
> > for first time after installing Fedora 27
> > (Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-27-1.6) and it took 20+58MB for two
> > official repositories!
> > It is really too high, why there is such difference? why don't
> > optimize it and fix this problem?
> I don't have any intimate knowledge of this. But you are comparing
> apples and oranges. Apt and dnf. Either the format of the meta data
> must be very different for the two, or apt must send much less meta
> You aren't alone in complaining about this. Whenever an update occurs,
> all the meta data has to be downloaded again.
Well, not 'all' of it. The first run of dnf downloads an especially
large amount of metadata as it gets the metadata for the frozen release
repository ('fedora'). That never changes, so it only ever needs to get
downloaded once. Subsequent runs will only need to update the metadata
for the 'updates' and 'updates-testing' repositories, which is smaller.
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