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From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT syncretize DOT net>
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Subject: Setup and cached data.
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 22:21:01 +1000
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I've disabled the cache-disabling code in setup in HEAD. This allows
even speedier retrieval of setup.ini|bz2 files when they have not
changed recently. I'm doing this on the theory that folk don't need
absolutely the latest-and-greatest ini and package files:

* Ini updates only occur when packages are released: this isn't daily,
and even if it was, the cache TTL logic would check automatically on
files so recent.
* Package files are versioned, any new file will always be a cache miss.

If anyone runs into trouble with this... Please let me know. It
shouldn't cause any issues though.

On a similar note, I plan on adding a 'current-date-stamp' check to
network retrieval, to allow hints for the current version setup has of a
file. I.e. if the last update of the file we downloaded was x, then only
bother with network retrieval for the fiel if it has been modified
since.

That is a longer term goal though... Patches welcome.

Rob

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