Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: RPM Installation Methods

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Slovakia
    Posts
    25

    Default RPM Installation Methods

    "Package management in OpenSUSE in recent years has had its share of challenges. In OpenSUSE 10.1, the package management was an epic trainwreck. Package management in OpenSUSE 10.3 is as good as that was bad. There are various types of speed improvements. Some of them huge. There is some caching of the repository package info. Progress bars so the user knows what’s going on. All sorts of goodness."

    http://www.suseblog.com/?p=348

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Darmstadt, Germany
    Posts
    478

    Default Re: RPM Installation Methods

    You're right with your concerns, although package management in SL 10.1 and openSUSE 10.3 are completely different stories. SL 10.1 used zmd, where openSUSE 10.3 already has zypper. The new zypper in openSUSE 11.0 is **** fast - be sure to check it out.
    If you're running an openSUSE 10.3 installation right now, you might check out SDB:Speed up Package Manager Stack - openSUSE
    I had pretty good results running that script.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    1,126

    Default Re: RPM Installation Methods

    Quote Originally Posted by rhorstkoetter View Post
    you might check out SDB:Speed up Package Manager Stack - openSUSE
    I had pretty good results running that script.
    Rupert,

    This is new to me; bear with me.

    I installed 11.0 rc1 when it was released,
    A few days ago, I did an update of 1,380+ packages.
    Last evening, I did "zypper dist-upgrade -l" for about a 300+MB distro upgrade
    I feel that I am close to the GM release.

    Eveything is running swimmingly well; should I do:
    Defragment internally

    * Cleaning up sqlite databases can be done using the VACUUM command.

    For the ZYPP cache database:
    sqlite3 /var/cache/zypp/zypp.db vacuum
    Or alternatively regenerate it from scratch:
    rm /var/cache/zypp/zypp.db ; zypper refresh

    * Defragmenting the RPM database

    After largish update it is helpful to run rpm --rebuilddb once.
    My gut feeling is "yes"?

    Thanks
    Desktop Asus X-99 Viper. uefi & secure Boot, Win10, Leap 15.1; Laptop: ASUS GL752VW Optimus, uefi+Secure Boot, Win10, Leap 15.1 & T-weed and IMac

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •