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Re: have apt use an rsync style tool ?

On Fri, 27 Apr 2001, Jean Charles wrote:

> wouldn't it be great if you could just download what has changed
> on some package ? for exemple
> the maintainer changes something in /etc/init.d/sendmail and you
> have to download 1mo .
> with rsync you would just download the part that changed ...

Filenames have changed between versions.
Files are compressed.

If the data is stored in extracted form, or stored in small, diff
chunks, then there is a disk space hit on the server, plus additional bw

If a special program is run on the server, to do rsync diff calculation, then
there is a big cpu hit, not to mention having to run this special server.

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