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Re: effectiveness of rsync and apt

> * 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

[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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