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#1 2016-10-16 08:15:46

fommil
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git managed package databases?

When I syncronise the package database, e.g. during a `sudo pacman -Syu` it is obvious that full database files are being downloaded from the servers.

This seems wasteful, is there a way to receive just the diffs? e.g. by having these files git-managed rather than full file downloads.

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#2 2016-10-16 08:23:01

lolilolicon
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Re: git managed package databases?

`du -sh /var/lib/pacman/sync/` gives me 5.6M, really not so wasteful.


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#3 2016-10-16 08:53:57

fommil
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Re: git managed package databases?

It's a 5M download if anything changes, even one package. On my internet connection, that is quite significant and often more than the packages that ultimately get upgraded.

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#4 2016-10-16 09:21:30

jasonwryan
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Re: git managed package databases?

man pacman.conf | less -p delta

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#5 2016-10-16 12:56:34

fommil
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Re: git managed package databases?

jasonwryan wrote:
man pacman.conf | less -p delta

This is perfect, thank you!

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#6 2016-10-16 13:54:23

Allan
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Re: git managed package databases?

Except...  I don't think deltas have ever worked fro databases.  Only packages (and only on a mirror or two that enables them...).

The only real solution here is to update less frequently, so that you end up with the repo do being a low percentage of your total update downloads.

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#7 2016-10-18 12:13:19

fommil
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Re: git managed package databases?

Allan wrote:

Except...  I don't think deltas have ever worked fro databases.  Only packages (and only on a mirror or two that enables them...).

The only real solution here is to update less frequently, so that you end up with the repo do being a low percentage of your total update downloads.

Yeah, you're right. This doesn't delta the repository contents :-(

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