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Re: Package Lists and Size

On Sun, Jun 15, 2003 at 01:41:10PM +1200, Corrin Lakeland wrote:
> > So, i think if there .diff's exist, maybe apt-get can patch the
> > Changes into the files on the client, or a small wrapper arround
> > apt-get can do this..
> Goodness, you are the second person to ask for this in a month.  Diff is not 
> suitable since there are many versions the file could be diffed against.  You 
> need rsync, anoncvs, or similar.

No, you don't. We've done the maths, incremental --ed style diffs are
the way to do this: they make for by far the smallest download, and
minimal archive bloat.


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