Shouldn't update-manager's "check for updates" setting have an "hourly" option?
shanepatrickfagan at ubuntu.com
Wed Jun 23 07:13:53 UTC 2010
On Wed, 2010-06-23 at 08:07 +0100, Joao Pinto wrote:
> Keep in mind that checking for updates involves a non-trivial
> of package lists from all repositories the user is subscribed
> Unfortunately, it is a much more intense operation than it
> AFAIK the download is only performed if the packages list was changed,
> if the local file timestamp matches the server file the cache will be
> kept intact. This would only have a significant impact for a very
> volatile archive.
It still has to ping and check which does take some upload and
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