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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.


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