[pacman-dev] pacman-xdelta for pacman 3.0.3

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Mon May 14 01:59:17 EDT 2007

On 4/30/07, Dale Ogilvie <pnyli0002 at sneakemail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Updated in the usual place, see the instructions at
> http://dale.phraktured.net/

Hey Dale,

Great work with this even if we don't get back to you real quick about
it. I'm glad to see you took the time to follow though with it. At
this point, I have a few questions and comments:

1) How smoothly does this integrate with makepkg? Can we get this code
into the real makepkg and have it enabled/disabled by an option in
2) I'm sure Aaron and I would be willing to help generate some deltas
in the packages we build if we want to get a larger collection of
packages thrown in your repo, if the above "requirement" can be met.
This would allow for quite a few people to start using the repos, and
ensure the stability of your tools.
3) I am guessing xdelta generation can take a good amount of time, so
at what size package does it start to become worth it to generate
them? Should we set some sort of cutoff such as 5 MB?


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