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Re: A more efficient up2date service using binary diffs



On Wed, 2005-03-09 at 11:34 -0500, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 16:28:30 +0000, Joe Desbonnet <jdesbonnet gmail com> wrote:
> > Any reason why people hate it?  I really can't see any downsides to
> > this as an enhancement to the current system.
> 
> Perhaps.. this is a good point for you to go talk to the zen/Red
> Carpet developers about their experiences trying to support the patch
> rpm feature.
FWIW:

SuSE has abandoned patch-rpms. They now (IIRC, since SuSE-9.2), use
delta-rpms (cf. ftp://ftp.suse.com/suse/i386/update/9.2/deltas).

Both, patch- and delta- rpms are reported to be usable with apt.

Ralf



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