[arch-general] Frequency of abs updates, would increasing frequency cost much?

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Jan 31 02:21:53 EST 2011

On 31/01/11 16:27, Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
> This is more a general question, I understand abs is updated every 24
> hours. Would more regular updates (say, every 1 hour or so) be better?
> Currently, for those (like me) who compulsively update, abs is pretty
> much guaranteed to be behind the latest packages in any mirror (by a max
> of 24 hours). If it doesn't cost (resources etc.) too much for abs to be
> updated every 1 hour, wouldn't this mean that most mirrors are likely to
> be in sync with abs just about all the time?
> Obviously I've got self-interest in this, since I auto-patch (using
> bauerbill) some packages from the repos. Its not a huge priority (I can
> manually access the SVN interface, but I think it'd be useful.

The ABS update is quite inefficient...  it takes about 15 minutes to 
run.  If this was improved, then I would see no reason not to run it 
every hour.   Saying that, I seem to remember that we were going to run 
this a few more times a day, but I have no idea what happened to that...


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