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Re: rsync and debian -- summary of issues

On Thu, Apr 11, 2002 at 11:48:01PM -0700, Robert Tiberius Johnson wrote:
> Also, in section 3.15, you say, "Fetching a series of deltas which
> update the same area is less efficient than calculating the deltas
> directly."  This is true, but by my computations, the number of packages
> which change more than once in a month is 300, which require about 30K
> of wasted bandwidth.  Rsync uses a similar amount of bandwidth sending
> checksums back and forth, if I'm not mistaken.

Additionally, many packages only change the version number as far as
the Packages file is concerned, which is handled quite efficiently by
diff --ed.


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