-norefresh parameter in pkgman command
|Reported by:||michel||Owned by:||nobody|
|Component:||Applications/Command Line Tools||Version:||R1/Development|
|Has a Patch:||no||Platform:||All|
The pkgman command refreshes all the loaded repositories every time it is invoked. so if you are carefully adding seven packages one by one with "pkgman install xyz.hpkg" and so on, it refreshes the database seven times within minutes. Which was OK when it was just Haiku and Haikuports. Add in some 3rd-party repos, which may be on slow servers, and it becomes a bit irritating.
We can keep that as the default, but things could be speeded up considerably if there was a -norefresh parameter
pkgman install abc.hpkg pkgman -norefresh install def.hpkg ...