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Re: Debian's problems, Debian's future



On Tue, Apr 09, 2002 at 09:09:39AM +0200, Michael Bramer wrote:
> hello
> 
> we sould stop this and start after woody again...
> 
> On Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 08:17:46PM +0100, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 04:55:17PM +0100, Otto Wyss wrote:
> > > 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.
> 
> no. sorry. I must say this:
> 
>  We can use rsync on the client site. 
>   -> get a rsync-checksum file (use a fix block size)
>   -> make the check on the client site and
>   -> download the file partly per ftp/http 
>   -> make the new file with the old and downloaded parts
> 
> With this the server need only extra rsync-checksum files.

IMHO it's better to make just diffs instead of extra rsync-checksum
files and then having to download all parts of those files.

Jeroen Dekkers
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