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Re: apt-update via patches

On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 09:40:48AM +0000, Ben Bell wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 07:31:53AM +0100, Michael Bramer wrote:
> > > Now we only need somebody to write some code to use xdeltas to update
> > > packages in the cache...
> > shouldn't we wait for a httpable-client-rsync and use this?

> You won't get much similarity betwen two deb files. You need to extract
> the data.tar.gz and gunzip it produce a diff between that and its
> successor. I don't imagine that that's the sort of functionality you'd
> have in a generic httpable-client-rsync.

If the deb format was modified so that the gzip used in data.tar.gz
was rsync firendly, you would then have some success.

I doubt it would be quite as good as unpacking by hand.


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