Re: Solving the compression dilema when rsync-ing Debian versions
On 7 Jan 2001, Bdale Garbee wrote:
> > gzip --rsyncable, aloready implemented, ask Rusty Russell.
> I have a copy of Rusty's patch, but have not applied it since I don't like
> diverging Debian packages from upstream this way. Wichert, have you or Rusty
> or anyone taken this up with the gzip upstream maintainer?
Has anyone checked out what the size hit is, and how well ryncing debs
like this performs in actual use? A study using xdelta on rsyncable debs
would be quite nice to see. I recall that the results of xdelta on the
uncompressed data were not that great.