Shouldn't update-manager's "check for updates" setting have an "hourly" option?

Shane Fagan shanepatrickfagan at
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
>         download
>         of package lists from all repositories the user is subscribed
>         to.
>         Unfortunately, it is a much more intense operation than it
>         appears.
> 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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