Why doesn't MariaDB use delta RPMs?
Yeah every time I do an update I am downloading about 150MB of data. Other updates that I install via yum update only downloads what's changed and that's it.
"Delta RPMs (DRPMs) are a very new way to upgrade packages on your Fedora Linux system. Unlike regular RPM packages, which contain all files required to install a package, DRPMs contain only the changes between two package versions. This allows you to do full updates in a much shorter time. For example, instead of downloading a full 10MB for an update where only 500kb of content changed, a DRPM package will only hold the 500kb of data which changed."
Can this be changed?
Answer Answered by Daniel Bartholomew in this comment.
I think this is a good idea. I've filed a feature request in JIRA to track this: https://jira.mariadb.org/browse/MDEV-11889
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