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Re: Debian's problems, Debian's future



On Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 04:55:17PM +0100, Otto Wyss wrote:
> > > > I'd suggest using diffs, as this brings the best results and is the
> > 
> > [diffs for Packages files that is]
> > 
> > > wooo!!!
> > > 
> > > http://people.debian.org/~dancer/Packages-for-main-i386/
> > > 
> > > 
> > > # Time for suggesting is up, please implement.
> > 
> > Indeed, it appears it has been implemented more than once.
> > 
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2001/debian-devel-200111/msg01303.html
> > 
> > (I use apt-pupdate all the time now, it works for me (tm))
> > 
> Sorry, diffs are simply silly! Use rsync with the uncompressed Packages
> file and diffs aren't necessary. Or use a packer which doesn't hinder
> rsync from saving (gzip --rsyncable). 

This isn't server friendly.
 
> If you really care about bandwide, build a local mirror with my download
> script (option -A) and see that apt accesses the local mirror first when
> updating. I dare to assert that this is currently by far the best
> solution for saving bandwide.

And how does that save bandwide if you have only one computer
downloading packages? With multiple computers it does, I use apt-proxy
for this.

Jeroen Dekkers
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