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Re: package pool and big Packages.gz file

On Fri, Jan 05, 2001 at 03:05:03AM +0100, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> Whats the problem with a big Packages file?
> If you don't want to download it again and again just because of small
> changes I have a better solution for you:
> rsync
> apt-get update could rsync all Packages files (yes, not the .gz once)
> and thereby download only changed parts. On uncompressed files rsync
> is very effective and the changes can be compressed for the actual
> transfer. So on upload you will pratically get a diff.gz to your old
> Packages file.

this would bring us to, apt renaming the old deb (if there is one) to the
name of the new package and rsync those. and we would save some time once

Or, can rsync sync binary files?

hmm.. this sounds like something worth implementing..

every nerd knows how to enjoy the little things of life,
like: rm -rf windows

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