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Re: A success story with apt and rsync

On Sun, 2003-07-06 at 09:27, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> 4. (and this is the knockout) rsync support for apt-get is NO
> WANTED. rsync uses too much resources (cpu and more relevant IO) on
> the server side and a widespread use of rsync for apt-get would choke
> the rsync mirrors and do more harm than good.

One way to alleviate this would be to only generate the deltas once on
server-side when first requested, then cache them on disk to be served
out like any other static file for reconstruction of the new package on
the client-side using rsync.

I've been thinking for a while about trying to build this into


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