Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 62333
Up2date does not check for previously downloaded rpms
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:55:45 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.0 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020314
Description of problem:
If a previously started up2date session is aborted for any reason, it does not
check to see if packages selected for download are already present, forcing all
packages to be redownloaded.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run up2date
2. Abort session, experience crash, etc.
3. Restart up2date and download everything again
Expected Results: Up2date should check for presence of packages in local spool
directory prior to downloading.
This is more of an issue for modem users than anything else, but it would save
some bandwidth, especially given how its so easy to accidently abort a session
if you're doing anything else on the system and up2date pops up a window with a
cancel dialog right as you hit "enter" to get a file list or something.
Hmm, well. up2date is supposed to be doing this (and does as best
I can tell).
I'll take a look and verify that there isnt something wrong in
the newest versions preventing this.
Can't get up2date to re-use already downloaded packages either.
It aborted on a missing GPG signature on today's imlib-devel-1.9.13-3.7.x.i3 and
I had to disable GPG sig checks and retry "update -u". It started to download
from the beginning, ignoring the already downloaded but new 40+ packages in
$ rpm -q up2date
$ cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Linux release 7.2.93 (Skipjack)
I just see today's Skipjack-beta2 up2date update is supposed to fix this:
* Thu Apr 11 2002 Adrian Likins <firstname.lastname@example.org> 2.7.76
- fix the "packages always get redownloaded bug"
Seems to work now, at least for up2date. I haven't determined if up2date-gnome
still has the problem or not.
Verified as working (2.7.76-7.x.3 and 2.7.77-7.x.3, both CLI and GUI).