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Re: RFC: Checking for updates

On Wed, 31 Oct 2001 08:09:02 -0600
"Colin Watson" <cjwatson@debian.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 02:21:48PM +1100, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> > (i previously posted something like this in a comment at
> > 
> > It is possible to create a tool that checks for updated packages
> > would only send minimal amounts of data guarenteed to be less than
> > for sid in its current state, and more likely only having to
> > about 45kB (est)
> Robert McQueen has been working on just sending diffs.

Just sending diffs could be applied to this method as well.

The key point is that there is more information in any one package entry
than is required to just see if it has changed.


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