Re: big Packages.gz file
>>>>> " " == Brian May <email@example.com> writes:
>>>>> "sluncho" == sluncho <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
sluncho> How hard would it be to make daily diffs of the Package
sluncho> file? Most people running unstable update every other day
sluncho> and this will require downloading and applying only a
sluncho> couple of diff files.
sluncho> The whole process can be easily automated.
> Sounds remarkably like the process (weekly not daily though) to
> distribute Fidonet nodelist diffs. Also similar to kernel
> diffs, I guess to.
> Seems a good idea to me (until better solutions like rproxy are
> better implemented), but you have to be careful not to get
> apply diffs in the wrong order. -- Brian May <email@example.com>
Or missing one or having a corrupted file to begin with or any other
of 1000 possibilities.
Also mirrors will allways lack behind, have erratic timestamping on
those files and so on. I think it would become a mess pretty soon.
The nice thing about rsync is that its self repairing. Its allso more
efficient than a normal diff.