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Bug#60810: contents.gz package

David Mandelberg <mandelbergd@eth0.is-a-geek.org> writes:

> 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.

Obviously. :)


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