> * Goswin von Brederlow: > > Look at zsync and help develope it far enough so it can look into > > debs. Without that the gain is practicaly 0 or less. The other thing to do would be to lobby for dpkg-deb and dpkg-source to use 'gzip --rsyncable' when building stuff. (That, or sneak "--rsyncable" into $GZIP inside buildd and pbuilder environments everywhere.) [Florian Weimer] > The downside is that anything that doesn't work on entire .debs is > very likely to change them at the byte stream level (you only need to > use slightly different zlib versions or parameters). Yeah, that's the weakness of the zsync idea. Fortunately for them, zlib uses a very mature algorithm so it doesn't change often.
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