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Re: PROPOSAL to sarge+1 - Split main in sub-repositories

On Fri, Aug 20, 2004 at 02:47:34PM -0300, Daniel Ruoso wrote:


> What I planned is the following...
> split main to the sections inside it, in a way to have separated package
> files for each section, so I can choose which sections I don't want at
> all, like kde and gnome, and maybe even games, or sound (since I don't
> have a sound card in this computer)...
> The potential advantage is that this could be used in any computer, for
> example, I don't use KDE and I always assure that I don't have any kde
> library installed (I have something personal against it :), I could just
> avoid the downloading of the kde Packages.gz file, saving not only
> bandwidth, but also memory when processing it.
> What do you think?

I agree with that. Additionally would be nice to have opportunity to
download only diffs of Packages.gz.

Let's say ten last diffs could be saved in archive.
If someone is making `apt-get update` everyday (who isn't? ;)) then he could
download only differencies.


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