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Re: Packages file under version control

On Tue, Jun 03, 2003 at 05:10:24PM +1200, Corrin Lakeland wrote:
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> On Tue, 03 Jun 2003 13:59, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> > If we put the Packages file under some sort of version control (e.g.
> > cvs), bandwidth requirments would be minimised as cvs automatically
> > takes care of diff's and patching, and i assume the CPU load from cvs
> > server is a lot better than rsync.
> You could use cvsup rather than cvs to reduce load further.  But
> ideally you'd just use rsync and make the gzip using --rysncable...
> However, given the packages.gz file is much smaller than the total
> files being downloaded, is it really worth it?

When the mirrors sync, yes, when the average user runs

# apt-get update
# apt-get -u upgrade

No.  Fetching Packages.gz over modem is a pain in the arse.  Having it
only rsync the changes would be so nice.


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