Re: Packages.gz revamp
Keeping in mind the two below mentions, a method that would slightly
increase the total amount of needed space but generously decrease a
daily upgrade individual download would be nice. The obvious brainstorm
level idea i would have is moving from:
(which we'd still need to have available for older upgraders)
to a series of:
with one overarching:
which would contain lines of the format:
admin Aug 9 2000 06:45
base Aug 10 2000 06:41
(or better yet a timestamp number instead of RFC822 style?)
The newer apt-get/dselect Update would know to fetch TimeStamps.gz and
fetch the corresponding updated Packages.gz of the directories below.
What's the next revision say?
On Wed, Aug 09, 2000 at 12:19:39PM -0600, Bdale Garbee wrote:
> The package meta-data explosion is a real problem, and one that we
> need to work on creative technical solutions to address. Both the
> download times over slow links for Packages information and the VM
> requirements of our package management toolset are getting out of
> control. The best answers I have heard so far are of the "split
> Debian into a core and various optional sections" variety, and they
> still feel "icky" to me.
On Wed, Aug 09, 2000 at 10:21:08PM +0200, Christian Pernegger wrote:
> The easiest way would be to make package lists per-directory items.
> This way a user not interested in X apps doesn't even see (or
> download) them. An added benefit of splitting the packages file is
> that if only the section main/games changed, the rest of main wouldn't
> have to be fetched.
Michael Urman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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