RE: Debdiff project announcement.
> On Fri, Feb 04, 2000 at 02:43:29PM -0500, Jacob Kuntz wrote:
> > wouldn't it be easier to create an rsync method for apt?
> i beleave that the package was ment for big packages, to ease
> the downloading.
> rsync would reduce the stress on mirrors, but not on users
> with slow links..
> am i right on this one, or have i missed something...
> Great idea for a project by the way!
This idea has been brought up at least once in the past -- although
the submitter never had time to write up a formal proposal.
The main problem was in verifying checksums on the "rebuilt" files.
I.e., you can't do a diff/patch operation on the file and end up
with the same checksum as the original version on master. We would
probably need to come up with a way of checksumming the unpacked
package to verify integrity/non-tampering.