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Re: Better pdiff handling for apt


On Sat, 4 Jan 2014 20:40:34 +0800
Anthony Towns <aj@erisian.com.au> wrote:

> Salut tout le monde,
> Some time ago (*cough* 2009), I had a play with working out how to
> apply pdiffs more efficiently than apt currently does, and implemented
> a proof of concept in python [0]. There weren't any replies (even a
> "ooo, cool") when I posted to the deity list, so I left it at that;
> though trolling google now, I see that it got mentioned on -devel [1]
> not all that long ago (*cough* 2012), so apparently it did get read
> after all. Not that it looks like it would've done much good, because
> it seems like the script I put on the web, and the one I was actually
> using are completely different to the extent that the one on the web
> even has syntax errors. WTF?

ooo, cool  :-)

Having better pdiffs handling would really help!

P.S. Wait, what? Real Anthony J Towns? :)


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