Bug 1277965 - dnf upgrades list should be processed in batches of 250. REQUEST
dnf upgrades list should be processed in batches of 250. REQUEST
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dnf-plugin-system-upgrade (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Will Woods
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-11-04 07:35 EST by Leslie Satenstein
Modified: 2015-11-04 09:01 EST (History)
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Description Leslie Satenstein 2015-11-04 07:35:59 EST
Description of problem:

I ran the dnf upgrade to go from Fedora 22 to Fedora 23  and dnf had 4412 entries in its download list. 

 dnf attempts to download all 4412 before performing the upgrade. If there is a network failure or other failure, dnf must restart. It does appear to continue, as does an update.

Request dnf upgrade be reworked so that it does sub batches of 250 updates.

This change would allow one group of 250 upgrades to be processed before the next group is done.

As an aside. When a dnf update has too many entries, I batch the updates by taking a*  through j*, k* through p*, and then the rest.

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Comment 1 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2015-11-04 09:01:44 EST
system-upgrade should not require re-downloading stuff after a network failure. It it does that, we'll have to fix it. There's already an open bug about re-downloading: 1276886.

This is much more complicated than it might seem. In general it is not possible to always split the transaction, and one of the main advantages of using system-upgrade is that it does the full upgrade in one step, so you are not left with a partially upgraded system. Sorry, this is not an option.

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