filelists.xml.gz in rpm-md repos

Christian Morales Vega cmorve69 at
Wed Aug 27 13:52:21 PDT 2008

2008/8/27 Anders F Björklund <afb at>:
> However, the fetcher always downloads the "filelists" metadata
> while it might not be needed (i.e. no such file dependencies)
> Other depsolvers, such as Yum or ZYpp, only downloads it when
> needed. Ditto with the "other" metadata, for the changelogs...
OK, now makes sense. Thanks.

> Having them loaded on-demand would be a nice future feature.
> This also goes for populating the filelists and changelog.

> PS. Download-size-wise, the .sqlite.bz2 format is smaller.
Looking at
.sqlite.bz2 files are bigger.
Something similar happens with .solv files from ZYpp. They are/will be
in repos (
), but:
$ du -sh /var/cache/zypp/{raw,solv}/repo-oss/
6,4M    /var/cache/zypp/raw/repo-oss/ <-- yast2 metadata
11M     /var/cache/zypp/solv/repo-oss/
$ du -sh /var/cache/zypp/{raw,solv}/packman
2,9M    /var/cache/zypp/raw/packman <-- rpm-md metadata
3,4M    /var/cache/zypp/solv/packman

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