[Piuparts-devel] --*end-meta broken

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Tue Jan 17 16:05:09 UTC 2012

On 2012-01-16 17:34, Holger Levsen wrote:
>> Pro: saves doing the dummy upgrades to construct the reference chroot to
>> compare with

lenny->squeeze: 22 seconds
squeeze->wheezy: 27 seconds
wheezy->sid: 15 seconds
(nonrepresentative sample of one package log each, timestamp of the
"starting over" message)

>> Con: to use this effectively one needs to distinguish failures that are
>> caused by outdated meta info after a mirror update
> IMO the Con overweights the Pro and we should remove this now fixed option.
> Maybe release 0.43 with the option fixed, and then remove it in the beginning 
> of the 0.44 "cycle"?!

In that case we should mark it as deprecated now.
OTOH, if it is working, we could just leave it alone.

And eventually it may be useful for lenny->squeeze->wheeze->sid tests
(+backports inbetween) - but in the end it's only a constant factor of
less than 2 that is spend in running time without that option.


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