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Re: package pool and big Packages.gz file

In 05 Jan 2001 19:51:08 +0100 Goswin Brederlow <goswin.brederlow@student.uni-tuebingen.de> cum veritate scripsit :


> I'm currently discussing some changes to the rsync client with some
> people from the rsync ML which would uncompress compressed data on the
> client side (no changes to the server) and rsync those. Sounds like
> not improving anything, but when reading the full description on this
> it actually does.
> Before that rsyncing new debs with old once hardly ever saves
> anything. Where it hels is with big packages like xfree, where several
> packages are identical between releases.

No offence, but wouldn't it be a tad difficult to play around with it, 
since deb packages are not just gzipped archives, but ar archive containing 
gzipped tar archives?


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