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Bug#60810: contents.gz package

On Sat, Jan 15, 2005 at 10:09:07AM -0500, Justin Pryzby 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.
> So maybe an debian-contents-updater package.  It contains some cronjob
> entry, maybe a debconf question, or it uses /etc/defaults/.  Yes, that
> would work nicely, I think.

what about including this (zsync'ed Contents plus cronjob) in apt-file (which
needs Contents anyway) or including a symlink for apt-file so it uses it
instead of downloading a new one on apt-file update

Filippo Giunchedi 
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Date: Tuesday, 2002/10/22 - 08:09
dselect proves the existence of Satan. It's the worst part of Debian.

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