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Re: A 'diff' eq for binaries?

On Tue, 18 Jul 2000, J.A. Bezemer wrote:

> On 17 Jul 2000, Ben Gertzfield wrote:
> > >>>>> "Pavel" == Pavel M Penev <kal_pav@sz.techno-link.com> writes:
> > 
> >     Pavel> 10X a lot. My idea it to ask you if you are plannig to use
> >     Pavel> it for upgrading .deb-s.
> > 
> > There have been a few attempts to do this in the past; the main
> > problem is that if you use xdeltas, you have to provide an xdelta
> > between *EVERY* prior version and the current version, or else
> > they still have to download the entire .deb over again.
> Another (better) approach would be using rsync. However, that would require
> un-zipped .debs at either end.
> Regards,
>   Anne Bezemer

Well, as currently Debian sites have a database with which file path is in
which .deb (or .debs), I think a .deb filter (like the .gz filters) might
do a good job.

Pavel M. Penev

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