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Re: RPM roadmapping



On Tue, 2007-08-07 at 10:08 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-08-07 at 17:02 +0300, Jonathan Dieter wrote:
> > Just a heads up that deltarpm only works if the *whole* rpm is
> > installed.  If any files are missing from the old rpm (i.e. anaconda's
> > excluded them because they're not the user's language), deltarpm will be
> > unable to rebuild the new rpm from the drpm, and yum will have to
> > download the full new rpm.
> 
> Technically, yes. 
> But if you have excluded language X from your installation, what are the
> chance that you are interested in the delta for language X ? rpm will
> still have enough information to construct the correct contents except
> for the part that the user explicitly chose not to install...

Except that now you don't have the full RPM so you have no way to verify
that the package hasn't been tampered with

Jeremy


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