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Parralel processing in zypper

October 6th, 2008 by

I have been on leave for a couple of days and today when I booted my laptop the openSUSE updater notified me of 4 security updates. While I was watching zypper updating the system (I prefer the command line client) I wondered if it would be possible for zypper to download and install patches/programs/etc asynchronously.  To explain better: instead of downloading a patch and then installing it, why can’t zypper download the patch and then start a process/tread to install it while it immediately starts to download the next file ? I have no knowledge of the internals of zypper or yast, so I don’t know it it even feasible, but it would decrease the time needed to patch the system.

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3 Responses to “Parralel processing in zypper”

  1. Many people request this and we are planning it since openSUSE 10.2 (fate #120340), but it seems other things were still more important. Maybe the release after 11.1? We’ll see.

  2. When searching for this bug, I’ve found a dupe and resolved it ^^ .

    I love bugs :] .