Re: Solving the compression dilema when rsync-ing Debian versions
>>>>> " " == Jason Gunthorpe <firstname.lastname@example.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.