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Re: Some questions for the candidates...

On Mon, 25 Mar 2002 23:19:40 +0000
Jules Bean <jules@jellybean.co.uk> wrote:

> 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.
if that's not an official solution, that'll be integrated in apt or on
the server side, that's not solved... a shell script to create diffs
on people.debian.org/~kov and bring them to my machine is easy to create,
but that's not useful at all for the project


kov@debian.org: Gustavo Noronha <http://www.metainfo.org/kov>
Debian: <http://www.debian.org> * <http://debian-br.cipsga.org.br>

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