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Re: APT : Packages file to large to download everytime.

On Tue, Jun 05, 2001 at 12:06:06PM +0530 , Viral wrote:
> Hi,
> This has been brought up many times before. The APT packages file is just
> too large to download everytime during an apt-get update.
> I believe rsync is too costly a solution, as it would tax a server when 
> hundreds of people are doing apt-get update.

on one file it shouldn't be so bad

> I think it would be a good idea to use a patch file. As in, every time 
> the Packages file is changed, a diff could be made available. So, everday,
> a file called Packages-`date -I` could be released. 

you said, that this was many many times brought up. not again

> Also, it would be nice if the Packages file was signed, or some trust 
> mechanism was available.

it is. or dists/woody/Release is signed

				Petr Cech
Debian GNU/Linux maintainer - www.debian.{org,cz}

<Myth> thats \\GNU\Linux$ to you

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