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Re: Package Lists and Size

On Fri, 20 Jun 2003 16:50:46 +1000
Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> 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


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