[Rpm-maint] Is there a proper way how to get byte range of header?

Florian Weimer fweimer at redhat.com
Thu Jun 5 09:09:13 UTC 2014

On 06/04/2014 02:08 PM, Panu Matilainen wrote:

> Does something still use that data? AFAIK the header byte range in
> repodata is nothing but a hack which yum needed at dawn of times, but
> long since unneeded.

I would like to use this, to implement decompression of the payload 
while it is being downloaded.  This way, looking at the content bits 
later is no longer limited by XZ decompression speed.

(This is not for package installation with YUM or DNF, just for bulk 
data extraction from RPMs.)

Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security Team

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