Until yesterday, the new Zypper in openSUSE 11.0 worked fast as a lightning when refreshing my repositories.
Since yesterday, there is a dramatic slowdown: Zypper takes ages (1-2min) for each repository to refresh - even when it’s up to date!
Is it just me or is somebody else experiencing this issue? Any idea how to fix this?
wen I install OpenSUSE 11 zypper was fast as the light, but suddenly star to become slower with the time I do no why.
hope some one can help us.
It is normal that Zypper slows down a little due to the growing number of repositories one is using after a some time. Nevertheless, such slowdown as the last days was most probably not normal.
Anyhow, the slowdown seems to have vanished today. Maybe the openSUSE servers were exceptionally slow yesterday.
if you watch and see a certain repository is taking a long time you can disable that one for a while.
Sometimes a repository can be off for a bit and you have to wait till you can access it again.
Note that the data you’re fetching (in case of an update) comes from a mirror - not the openSuSE servers themselves which can cause issues if that particular mirror is slow.
Also cleaning up the zypper database occasionally might be a good idea - I don’t know if Duncan and the boys have included any type of internal defragmentation for the db structure. It might fragment over time and slow things down a bit but re-building it should fix those issues (if it ever gets thatbad)
I am aware of this, thanks. But it looked to me as if all repositories were slow. On the other hand, most repositories reside on download.opensuse.org
i had serious issues before as well, especially at release time the opensuse.org mirrors were all hammered. I have since switched all my repos from the general opensuse.org to a specific one (http://ftp5.gwdg.de/) which for me is blazing fast and solved all my problems there. They also have the community repos there.