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Re: Rsync on servers

> Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog@svana.org> writes:
> > That's what gzip --rsyncable is for.
> Is that ever going to make it into a real version of gzip?

Tests with Packages versus Packages.gz showed if the difference between
versions is less than about 5% a significant reduction in bandwide usage
can be achieved with gzip --rsyncable and rsync (posted under "Solving
the compression dilemma when rsync-ing Debian versions"). Packages is a
good choice since differences are distributed almost randomly over the
full file. With ordinary .deb the gain might be higher.

O. Wyss

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