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Bug#60810: contents.gz package

Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> I think the only sensible and simple thing to do is to provide a zsync
> file for the Contents files (zsync can 'look into' gz to rsync just
> the changes). Then every user can use a cron job to zsync the file to
> his system on a daily, weekly, monthly, whatever basis. zsync uses the
> http protocol so any http mirror carrying the Contents files will do
> as source.
What about creating a package to do this automatically (using debconf to ask how
often to run)? It could be a really small package (just one shell script and
docs) and lintian et al could depend/recommend/suggest it.

Version: 3.1
GAT/CM$/CS>$/CC/IT$/M/S/O/U dpu s+:++ !a C++$>C+++$
UB+++>++++$L++++$*-- P+>++$ L+++(++++)$ E-(---) W+++>$ N(+) o? K-
w--(---) O? M V? PS++@ PE-@ Y+@ PGP++(+++)>$ t? 5? X? R tv--(-)
b++(+++)@ DI? D? G e->++++ h* r? z*

David Mandelberg

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