Re: effectiveness of rsync and apt
* Brian Eaton (email@example.com) [060501 17:49]:
> On 5/1/06, Andreas Barth <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >* Brian Eaton (email@example.com) [060501 16:42]:
> >> On 5/1/06, Andreas Barth <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >If one does it right, it might be enough if the original package is
> >> >*installed*. And that happens quite often, e.g. even for security
> >> >upgrades.
> >> So to do this you'd rebuild the original .debs on the fly, from the
> >> files installed on the system? Cool! Do you know if anyone has tried
> >> doing this?
> >No, why? You could just create a diffdeb that contains only the changed
> That sounds reasonable. It depends on the mechanism used to cache
> checksums on the server side. If you're going to handle individual
> files instead of .debs, you would need to run the checksum routines on
> the files individually instead of on the .debs as a whole.
Or you could create the diffdebs before upload or on ftp-master, and
include the diffdebs somehow in the Packages file (so they're signed as
well by the usual mechanismn).