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Re: Debian's problems, Debian's future

On Thu, 28 Mar 2002 06:10:26 +0100 (CET)
Simon Richter <sjr@debian.org> wrote:

> I'd suggest using diffs, as this brings the best results and is the
> easiest to implement. The FTP servers have the usual Packages.gz file (so
> we don't lose compatibility) plus daily diffs. The number of diffs kept
> varies, you delete them when it would be faster to download the entire
> Packages file than the diffs leading to our version. When updating, APT
> simply starts with the oldest diff it would need to update, if it gets a
> 404, it will fetch the whole file. This would speed up the downloads.
> Later, we could teach APT how to update the cache from the diffs, but this
> is only a minor issue for most (Package list import: 486/120: 45 secs,
> m68060/50: 30 secs => acceptable for now).



# Time for suggesting is up, please implement.


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