Re: Can I stay current using source packages instead of binaries?
In article <199712082141.QAA09435@widget.ecn.purdue.edu>,
Brian K Servis <email@example.com> wrote:
>This is a VERY interesting concept. I would think that this could
>even be applied to the binaries. Since much of the changes are to
>text based config files or the Debian control files. I envision a
>patch based upgrade for the Debian revision updates. Just update the
>files that have actually changed, and then update the dpkg status
>files to reflect the upgrade. Of course if there is a binary update
>then that would be included in the update package. This would be a
>huge savings for those of us who live off of dpkg-ftp over a dialup
>connection. Has this been discussed on debian-devel?
I think someone suggested it. Was it Jim Pick? ISTR the idea was
to use an rsync-like algorithm to generate the binary patches.
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