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Re: apt-update via patches

On Tue, Nov 20, 2001 at 05:46:19PM +0000, Ben Bell wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've written a prototype of some code to update Packages.gz files using
> diffs instead of downloading a whole new file each time. It's experimental
> at the moment, but it seems to work.

Capital idea!

Now we only need somebody to write some code to use xdeltas to update
packages in the cache...

Especially large packages could do well with this, since in most
cases the differences of the packages are minimal unless there is a
new upstream release. That would make updating feasible over modem
lines even for those who are not blessed with a flat rate...

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