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Re: apt-update via patches

On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 01:34:17PM +0100, Michael Bramer wrote:
> Did I miss something?

Yes: Performance. 

Why do you insist on having the client do the work of diff-ing the
whole distribution? That makes absolutely no sense at all.  You
will save on the download time but spend ages preparing the download!
(NB: Not everyone has a new shiny multi-GHz system!)

If we provide deltas, this is done at package creation time, not
during the download.  

And regarding the number of deltas: on per package per release is
needed; that is all. If the deltas become to big compared to a new
full deb, then we can force the generation of a new deb and start
building deltas against that revision.

Dominik Kubla
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