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Re: Two suggestions for woody release

On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 11:58:31AM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > * Doesn't work for CD only installs.
> > > * Increases download time of apt-get update. Will this annoy users?
> > >   Would I have to ask if they want this done?
> > 
> > Assuming that apt-get update is followed immediately by an apt-get 
> > upgrade or apt-get dist-upgrade, isn't the download time for one more 
> > Packages file negligible?
> Depends on how negligible your bandwidth is and how often you update.
> Packages files are relatively large for modem users. I need more
> opinions to decide.

Note that Ben Bell's apt-pupdate implements a diff scheme for packages
which is a significant saving for people who regularly update, or for
stable/security (where the changes to the packages file are small).

We could give that a bit more exposure.


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