Re: Package Lists and Size
On Fri, 20 Jun 2003 16:50:46 +1000
Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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.
ed style diffs can be a problem in that the same diff can be applied
multiple times without errors, corrupting your original file.
If there was a release number built in the packages file it could be
checked before applying, or else a context or unified diff may be