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Re: Packages file missing from unstable archive

On 10/27/05, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Oct 2005, Robert Lemmen wrote:
> > if zsync would be taught to handle .deb files as it does .gz files, and
> You are talking about freaking lot of metadata here, and about changing some
> key stuff to get --rsyncable compression.
> I may not understand why most apt metadata in .gz (Packages, Sources,
> Contents...) is not made --rsyncable, but I am quite sure the chances of
> anyone doing official changes to dpkg to use --rsyncable right now are nil.

--rsyncable does not change the format of the output; it merely tweaks
the compressor in such a way that the result _tends_ to be more
rsyncable. It can be decompressed in exactly the same way as before.

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