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Re: rsync and rawhide

On Sun, 19 Oct 2003, Trae McCombs wrote:

> (putting this at the bottom like a good little boy...)

Trimming like a good little boy would have been even better. :-)

> I know I'm not the most technically inclined person, and I know I've not
> fully followed this thread.  However, I do feel in the case of saving
> bandwidth, and making upgrades more accessible to those that are limited
> with their pipes, I think it makes sense to have a low-file-sized
> solution for those wishing to upgrade their full systems.
> For instance, Let's say I've completed a full install of FC1.0 (I know
> it's not out),  and then when the next release comes, I could download a
> "patch.ISO" of roughly 300megs or so, I'm guessing(probably incorrectly)
> that this would be the difference from one version to the next.  At any
> rate, it would be nice to be able to download a patch.ISO that's one CD,
> and have it patch/upgrade your system, instead of having to download 3
> iso's.

Sounds good on the surface but in reality it does not get you much when
you go from major release to major release. The changes are just too great.
I have used rsync to "update" iso's many times and while it does save some
time/bandwidth on a major release it typically does not save much. Generally
speaking even when going from a test1 to test2 etc. the savings are minimal.


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