Re: About the GPL
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- Subject: Re: About the GPL
- From: Rob Browning <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: 01 Sep 1998 02:33:22 -0500
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- In-reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org's message of "01 Sep 1998 00:22:08 -0400"
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firstname.lastname@example.org (Gregory S. Stark) writes:
> Actually Xdelta is cool it deals with this problem, and it has native support
> for .deb files. One of these days I'll go play with it and figure out how to
> set up our archives so that people can download xdelta patches instead of
> complete packages. This will really help people track those large packages
> that keep changing packaging details (hi Branden:).
I doubt that xdelta will actually give you any space savings with .deb
files. .deb files are compressed, so even a minor change to one file
in the package will be likely to make the package incomparable to the
previous version on a binary level.
Rob Browning <email@example.com> PGP=E80E0D04F521A094 532B97F5D64E3930