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Re: big Packages.gz file


On Tue, Jan 09, 2001 at 03:04:10AM +0800, zhaoway wrote:
> * To seperate Packages.gz to be along with each package as another seperate
>   file. Ceazar's belong to Ceazar. ;)
>   i.e., each pkg_ver-sub_arch.deb with a pkg_ver-sub_arch.idx
No, thats not a win. You would end up checking time stamps for thousands
of files in case of an update.
I liked the idea of alphabetical splitting in Packages-[a-z0-9].gz

> * At the same time, provide a big Packages.gz by collecting these small
>   files for compatibility. Or, maybe even a trimmed Packages.gz by removing
>   all of the Description:s.
Jup, just keep a copy of Packages.gz and provide backwards compatibility.

Bastian Kleineidam

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