On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 08:42:38PM +0100, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> Only on the master download server. For the world-wide mirrors (and their
> users), it still won't be instantaneous. Unless you create a system
> where the master can call back to mirrors and request them to sync.
I was only referring to the time between push to stable and repo ready
with package in it.
> I see the benefit of being able to publish [security] updates quickly
> (such as with the old extras/epel scripts, although the createrepo time
> added up there, too), but the more packagers push pkgs instantly, the more
> often the master repo (and the metadata) changes, and the more quickly the
> entire distribution moves under the feet of our users. I don't think it is
> a good idea to do that. A queue that controls the flow of non-security
> packages creates less mirroring chaos.
At the same time it may add time when an urgent update arrives and a
large queue of non urgent updates is being composed.
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