More flatpak grumbling... so even after I went through the process of installing some utterly massive base packages to get just one or two packages to run, there happen to be updates to those base packages (as expected!). This means I'm looking at downloading up to 2.9 GB just to get system updates. There _has_ to be a better way to do this.
Again - I want things like Flatpak and Snap to succeed! But I have to wonder if developers realize that a broad majority of us consumers may sometimes (or semi-permanently) be on slow (< 10 Mbps) internet connections.
I can deal with running updates overnight every once in a while if there are a massive amount of updates, but the fact that they're now duplicated (or triplicated) by flatpak / snap is just frustrating.
@funnylookinhat I was initially going to blame poorly maintained, bloated containers (a common issue in Docker). However, it looks like they aren't actually particularly bloated, so this really is just an inherent problem with flathub.
That said, there are well-known solutions using pre-existing code to this problem in general.
For instance, if you have container:1.0.0 and want to upgrade to container:1.0.1, then you could make a local copy of 1.0.0 and rsync 1.0.1 onto it.
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