On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 10:23:25PM -0800, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> Perhaps we should instead assess why apt needs to spend so much time
> and bandwidth checking for updates. Other devices with frequent
> updates (eg mobile phones) don't have to download nearly as much data
To be fair, the impact of this is most often seen on development
releases, where the Packages files change every 15-30 minutes, which
gives developers a skewed view of how it works for everyone else.
On a stable release, you generate hits to a mirror for the release
pocket, but you never actually redownload Packages, so the impact is
limited to downloading the post-release (updates/security) pocket
indexes for two arches, which is a much smaller hit.
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