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Re: Are we losing users to Gentoo?

On Tue, 24 Dec 2002, Junichi Uekawa wrote:

> > > > > >  I really think thousands of Debian GNU/Linux users would love It
> > > > > >  How about a poll " would you love an  i686 or i586 Debian GNU/Linux
> > > > > > distro ?"
> > > > > ... and would you like to pay your mirror provider for additional disk
> > > > > space and traffic?
> >  You mean Debian has difficulties finding 10 GB of online disk space ?
> I know at least 20 mirrors in this Far Eastern country called Japan
> alone, and I know they would not like it if the required amount to 
> mirror every day has risen by about 100MB/day.
> Note that mirroring Debian aeems takes an order of 100MB/architecture/day,
> which is rather high-cost in networking (the last time I calculated
> it told me that you must have more than 32kbps/architecture to be able 
> to keep up a full mirror)

Perhaps this is a silly suggestion, but wouldn't it be time to try some
xdelta patches for binaries jointly with a modified gzip? (The modified
gzip helps dividing the binary in chunks that can be compared with
xdelta). I think I read this suggestion from the rsync documentation. This
would lower the bandwidth needs for both mirrors and end-apt-get-users. 

	Best regards.

Diego Sevilla Ruiz -- http://ditec.um.es/~dsevilla/ -- dsevilla@um.es
Dep. Ingeniería y Tecnología de Computadores, Facultad de Informática
Univ.de Murcia,Campus Espinardo,30080 Murcia (SPAIN),Tel.+34968367658
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(lambda x,f=lambda x,f:x and x[-1]+f(x[:-1],f):f(x,f))('se.mu@allivesd')

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