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Re: Some questions for the candidates...

On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 05:05:53AM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> To take a fairly trivial example from -devel right now: people have been
> going on and on about wanting to make Packages files easier to download
> for ages now, and the threads take the exact same path each time:
> "let's split them", "oh wait, that doesn't work properly", "let's make
> them incremental", "well, why not use rsync", "no, let's rearrange the
> archive" and we end up without any consensus, nor anything that works
> with existing tools, nor an actual fix for the problem.

Actually, that one was solved, by Ben Bell. He set up the scripts to
calculate teh diffs, do the md5sum checks for consistency, download,
apply etc.

I don't know if anyone apart from him and me use it, though.  Maybe
that's another problem...


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