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Re: Fedora Updates: whole packages vs patches



On Thu, Dec 09, 2004 at 01:56:31PM -0400, Jorge Fábregas wrote:
> As you can see, on the 2nd option (Fedora's way), we're getting a 10MB package 
> update for that 1K library replacement. Isn't that an overhead? Is it worth 
> it? 

It's a lot of overhead in terms of bandwidth, but, as you say, the
management overhead is significantly less. Bandwidth will continue to get
cheaper; the cost of time and effort to maintain systems will continue to
get more expensive.


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