Re: package pool and big Packages.gz file
>>>>> "Sam" == Sam Couter <email@example.com> writes:
Sam> Andrew Stribblehill <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Doesn't gzip have a --rsync option, or somesuch? Apparently
>> Andrew Tridgell (Samba, Rsync) has a patch to do this, but I
>> don't know whether he passed it onto the gzip maintainers.
Sam> I like the idea of having plugins for rsync to handle
Sam> different kinds of data. So the gzip plugin will decompress
Sam> the data, and the rsync algorithm can work on the
Sam> decompressed data. Much better.
>> (Apparently he's working on a --fuzzy flag for matching rsyncs
>> between, say foo-1.0.deb and foo-1.1.deb. He says it should be
>> called the --debian flag.)
Sam> A deb plugin would be better. :)
Sounds like a good idea to me.
Although don't get the two issues confused:
1. difference in filename.
2. format of file.
Although, I guess in most cases the two will always be linked (eg.
choosing the best filename really depends on the format, as ideally
the most similar *.deb package should be used, and this means
implementing debian rules for comparing versions), will this always be
Brian May <email@example.com>