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Re: realise diff-updates with dpkg

On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 01:52:55AM +0100, iceWave IT wrote:
> Ok here is the specific place:
> I've got blacklists, some with over 1 million entries, so the .deb
> packages have a big size.
> Debdelta doesn't function good, because so the whole list would be
> uninstalled and the new list installed.  For all 2 million transactions
> this needs lots of time.  And I think there's no reason for deleting 9,999
> million entries to install them1 min later again.
> There for I'd like to write the "patch" in DEBIAN/postinst of the update
> package (delete entry x y and z; add entry a b and c)

What if a node misses an update, then?

And what if it's not turned on for a month, or gets restored from an old

There's no way to tell how long back you're going to need.

I'm afraid dpkg is not a good way to ship data like this.


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