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Re: binary patch


On 2003-11-05 17:37 -0500, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> It has been suggested many times in the past to apply a similar idea to the
> .debs themselves, rather than their contents. 

But isn't rsync supposed to do this? I don't know exactly how
efficiently it detects and compresses binary differences, but it
definitely does it and not too bad. With rsync, you get both the easy
management of complete debs and the bandwidth-saving of binary diffs.
The only problem is that apt does not support rsync IIRC, but this
could be solved by separately download the new debs into apt's cache
with a script using rsync.

Martin Pitt
home:  www.piware.de
eMail: martin@piware.de

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