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Re: deb diff format (debiff) proposal

++ 04/12/00 10:06 +0100 - Petr Cech:
> On Sun, Dec 03, 2000 at 10:34:15PM +0100 , Tim Jansen wrote:
> > Old diffs are not beneficial when the sum of the size of all stored diffs is
> > over a certain limit, say 75% of the latest deb. This would still almost double
> > the needed storage, but it could also reduce the required bandwidth of the
> > mirrors significantly.
> of mirrors? How? Oh - you would write a mirroring utility, which whould mirror
> the diff, then patch the archive. Cool. BTW how many sites would want to run
> such script (in case they even know, there was going to be such a change in
> the archive)?

I don't know about BIG mirrors, but it will be a very useful feature
for apt-proxy utility.


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