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Re: Solving the compression dilema when rsync-ing Debian versions

>>>>> " " == Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@debian.org> writes:

     > 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.

That might be a problem of xdelta, I heard its pretty inefective.


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