[packman] Repository updating every four hours

Marc Schiffbauer marc at links2linux.de
Fri Mar 11 13:54:22 CET 2011

* Pascal Bleser schrieb am 10.03.11 um 19:15 Uhr:
> Repositories are synchronized every *four* hours.

Pascal, thanks for clarifying this.

A sidenote: It has been every four hours since some years now.

So nothing has really changed regarding that.

Please expect packages to show up a bit earlier on the webpage 
than in the repo in the future.

So for the very impatient it will be possible to download a package
manually from the webpage before it shows up in zypper or the like.


> This means that after we successfully packaged something on our
> OBS instance, it takes up to four hours for the package to show
> up on our mirrors.
> We could, in theory, make that delay much shorter, although the
> drawbacks would be:
> * we would block out our mirrors a lot more often (during the
>   time where we re-sign the packages and create the metadata)
> * users would get new metadata a lot more often, which also
>   increases the burden on our mirrors
> The drawback of having that delay, of course, and especially
> right now where we haven't migrated all packages yet, is that
> between poking us on IRC or email for a package and us doing
> it... it takes a few hours for users to install it ;)
> On a side note, our website [1] is also updated every four
> hours, to reflect the exact state of our repository.
> [1] http://packman.links2linux.org/
> cheers
> -- 
>   -o) Pascal Bleser
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