Yum presto plugin rocks!!

Magic of Yum presto plugin

Magic of Yum presto plugin

The Delta rpm feature in yum rocks! Gone are the days when you had to wait, and wait, thanks to the limited net speed available to many amongst us, for the updates to download and then install.. Delta rpm feature enabled by the yum plugin” Presto”, downloads only the changes (in terms of mathematics, the “DELTA” change ) of a package from the earlier version present in your system.

For installing this plug-in, just type in the terminal :

su -c ‘yum install yum-presto’

Once installed, a change is to be made in the fedora-updates.repo, as given below:

su
nano /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo

NOW, comment the mirrorlist line by preceding it with ‘#’ sign and add the following line:

mirrorlist=http://presto-mirrors.anmar.eu.org/mirrorlist?repo=updates-released-f$releasever&arch=$basearch

And, your done!! The screenshot above shows the immense power of Delta rpms.. For more information, visit:

https://fedorahosted.org/presto/

2 thoughts on “Yum presto plugin rocks!!

  1. Quick note, changing the mirror in the updates repository is not really necessary. It should work just fine after you merely install the yum-presto plugin

  2. As the learned said, old habits die hard.. my old Fedora 10 habits continued into Fedora 11.. Thanks for updating my information (how sometimes I wish, there was an auto-update repo for humans as well). Just tried myself and yes, it works absolutely fine! 🙂

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