[pacman-dev] pacman/xdelta using XferCommand

Dale Ogilvie pnyli0002 at sneakemail.com
Sun Mar 25 06:44:38 EDT 2007


see my post on the forum 

Any chance that this "low-engineering" approach to implementing an xdelta 
solution could fly for arch, at least in the short term? This solution 

1. modified makepkg (see 
2. packagers having pkgver-1 in the makepkg build dir to create the delta
3. end-user implementing XferCommand with a custom xdelta aware script

If this works well for some users, a full c-code solution in pacman could be 
rolled out further down the track.

Thoughts? I see that archlinux.org and the mirrors have been experiencing 
some "bandwidth" issues after the python 2.5 release that perhaps underline 
the need for something like this in arch.


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