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Re: About the GPL

gsstark@mit.edu (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 <rlb@cs.utexas.edu> PGP=E80E0D04F521A094 532B97F5D64E3930

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