[pacman-dev] Delta testing

Nathan Jones nathanj at insightbb.com
Wed Nov 7 19:19:28 EST 2007

On Wed, Nov 07, 2007 at 05:55:50PM -0600, Dan McGee wrote:
> Awesome! I would be willing to turn my [pacman-git] repository into
> one with deltas as well (as I will probably rebuild this any time we
> check changes into master), should we try that? Nathan, can you give
> me pointers as to what exactly I need to do to get this done? Is it
> anything more than adding the xdelta option?

Adding xdelta should be all that is needed. repo-add will automatically
look in the current directory for any delta files and add them.

> Speaking of the xdelta option- can I add that to either makepkg.conf
> OR the package itself? I know some of our other options are like this,
> and it would be a cool feature to say "never use xdelta on this
> package" with options=(!xdelta). Or in this case, since I don't want
> to build all my packages with deltas, can I tell it to just build this
> one by using options=(xdelta)?

Just tested this, but it looks like it always follows the option in
makepkg.conf. I will look into making this configurable per package.

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