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Re: package pool and big Packages.gz file

On Sun, Jan 07, 2001 at 12:53:14PM +1100, Drake Diedrich wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 07, 2001 at 11:43:39AM +1100, Sam Couter wrote:
> > 
> > A deb plugin would be better. :)
>    One problem with a deb plugin is that .debs are signed in compressed
> form.  gzip isn't guaranteed to produce the same compressed file from
> identical uncompressed files on different architectures and releases.
> Varying the compression flags can also change the compressed file.

It shouldn't be a problem to tweak things so that the resulting files end up
exactly the same.  This is rsync, after all, and that is the program's goal.
For instance, uncompressed blocks could be used for comparison, but the gzip
header copied exactly.

 - mdz

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