Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 20607
freshen using an ftp url doesn't check versioning before retrieving
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:46 EDT
The freshen command, when used in conjunction with an ftp url, isn't very
smart about versioning. It will retrieve the file BEFORE checking whether
it is more recent than the current version--or even whether any version is
installed at all--resulting in a tremendous amount of overhead.
retrieves all files in the directory before even checking to see if a
current version is installed.
*** Bug 12009 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Yes, rpm retrieves all files before installing. This is the
mannaer in which rpm was designed. No, it's not possible
to use the file name to extract versions, the header contains
version inormation. The entire package is downloaded to
eliminate possible network corruption.