Re: package pool and big Packages.gz file
The only other possibility not yet proposed (?) would be to split the
packages file by section.
Then a server that just doesn't do x11 or doesn't go games has no need to
keep up with available x11 or games packages.
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Subject: Re: package pool and big Packages.gz file
On Fri, Jan 05, 2001 at 03:02:15AM +0800, zhaoway wrote:
> my proposal to resolve big Packages.gz is through package
> pool system.
> add 36 or so new debian package, namely,
> contents of each is quite obvious. ;-)
> and a virtual unstable-packages-gz depends on all of them. finished.
> apt-get update should deal with it....
how about diffs bethween dinstall runs?..
apt would download the changes after the last update, and merge these to
package file, if the file gets corrupted, it would attempt to do a full
This wouldn't be a big difference in the load that the master-ftp has to
handle, atleast when some 7 of these would be stored at maximum.
Regards, Sami Haahtinen
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like: rm -rf windows
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