Re: These new diffs are great, but...
* Marc Haber [Fri, Jun 30 2006, 08:00:57AM]:
> On Thu, 29 Jun 2006 11:43:45 -0700, Tyler MacDonald <email@example.com>
> >Steinar H. Gunderson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> I usually notice the difference -- the other way. "aptitude update" on a
> >> machine that hasn't been updated in a while suddenly takes minutes instead of
> >> seconds...
> > Yes, this is what I'm getting at. :-) Should this be considered a
> >bug in apt-get (file:// urls should never use diffs)?
> file:// URLs are not the only issue here - aptitude update is also
> much slower than before on a hosted box which has 100 Mbit/s
> connectivity and could load the Packages.gz in, like, two seconds.
I have doubts, have you measured the real difference? If you box is
already to slow for patching then it would have fun with bzip2 as well.