Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 984221
Fedup downloads packages in serial, which is really slow
Last modified: 2013-12-22 00:34:57 EST
Description of problem:
Yum has had parallel HTTP downloads of packages for quite a while. This helps keep the user's internet connection busy at all times -- vs the connect, transfer a file, tear down connection latency of single-file-at-a-time downloads.
Since Fedup is based on Yum, it should be easy to add parallel-download functionality to Fedup. And it is!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Latest git on github/wgwoods/fedup
Please take my pull request here:
You may want to spend some time figuring out how Yum keeps the download bar UI in the face of many downloads. I'm not quite sure, but I care about parallel downloads more than the progress bar.
I love fedup, it's worked beautifully for several F18->F19 upgrades for me so far. Keep up the good work :).
Thanks for the patches, and the kind words!
Unfortunately, though, I'm hesitant to apply your patchset if it's going to kill the progress meter. People get really twitchy if they don't see anything printed to screen for a few seconds. See (e.g.) bug 972358.
Still, if we can work out how yum-cli does its async download progress meters we can probably just do whatever yum does and everything will Just Work. Or at least it'll be yum's problem if/when it doesn't.
That sounds fine to me. I bet using yum's progress bar won't be that hard, I just didn't have time to look into it earlier (and won't today, $DAYJOB).
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 20 development cycle.
Changing version to '20'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
This should be fixed in fedup 0.8.0:
fedup-0.8.0-3.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
fedup-0.8.0-3.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.
fedup-0.8.0-3.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing fedup-0.8.0-3.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
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fedup-0.8.0-3.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
fedup-0.8.0-3.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
fedup-0.8.0-3.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.