Re: are diffs available for .orig.tar.gz files
On 2/20/07, Kevin Mark <email@example.com> wrote:
On Tue, Feb 20, 2007 at 07:54:34AM +0200, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
> IIUC, you mean you want to know the benefits of doing diff files, as
> compared to doing binary ones? If you got massive bandwidth, binary's
> cool, but if you want all 3 DVD's (loads of us don't have internet
> connection), you quickly notice the use of compiling from source via
What I meant was:
get upstream tarball (A minutes,B MB)
make to compile (C minutes, D MB)
make install (E minutes, E MB)
get diff (F minutes, G MB)
make to compile (H minutes, I compile)
make install (J minutes, K MB)
apt-get (L minutes download, M minutes install, N Minutes install)
is T0 < T2
nope. Initial compilation for source will be punishing, depending on size.
is T1 < T2
I suppose so, since make will only compile changed files, though I
don't know the Debian tools dealing with these since the Debian way
ought to make my life easier.
is T0+T1 < T2 * 2
If you have dial-up, probably yes, considering that one doesn't
recompile the entire thing from scratch, and also CPU power of course.