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Re: package pool and big Packages.gz file

On Fri, 5 Jan 2001 09:33:05 -0700 (MST)
Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@debian.org> wrote:

> > If that suits your needs, feel free to write a bugreport on apt about
> > this.
> Yes, I enjoy closing such bug reports with a terse response.
> Hint: Read the bug page for APT to discover why!

>From bug report #76118:

No. Debian can not support the use of rsync for anything other than
mirroring, APT will never support it.

Why?  Because if everyone used rsync, the loads on the servers that supported rsync would be too high?  Or something else?
Sam Vilain, sam@vilain.net        WWW: http://sam.vilain.net/
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