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Re: Debian's problems, Debian's future



On Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 03:16:21PM +0000, Jules Bean wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 10:25:38PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > Rather than having a diff from the old version straight to the current
> > version (which means remirroing those files each time, and keeping all
> > the old Packages files around), it'd probably be better to have people
> > who're x days out of date download x diffs.
> Which is how Ben Bell's apt-pupdate does it.
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2001/debian-devel-200111/msg01303.html
> Jules 'apt-pupdate evangelist extraordinaire' Bean

Better urls are:

	http://people.debian.org/~bjb/
and	http://ftp-master.debian.org/~bjb/pdiffs/

Is the "md5sum <-> dates mapping + diffs by date" (bjb's) method particularly
better or worse than the "diffs by md5sum" (dancer's) one?

Are there any indications on how many days worth of diffs should be
kept around? Two? A week's worth? A month's worth?

Is there anything else interesting that you've realised after actually
using it for a while?

Cheers,
aj

-- 
Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
I don't speak for anyone save myself. GPG signed mail preferred.

  ``Debian: giving you the power to shoot yourself in each 
       toe individually.'' -- with kudos to Greg Lehey

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