[pacman-dev] String freeze for 3.2 release
ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu
Wed Jul 16 08:06:24 EDT 2008
> On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 6:39 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>
> > Nagy Gabor wrote:
> >> 2. Xav said, that deltas are broken. Couldn't we move this out from
> >> alpm code, and using it XferCommand or whatever (or implement new
> >> "external helper", if needed)?
> > How broken are they? More specifically, does this code need some
> > minor fixes or a complete overhaul?
> > BTW, this is on my big changes to get into Arch list, right behind
> > getting a testing repo for community. I even maintain xdelta as a
> > reminder.
> The libalpm code isn't broken at all, actually- it is just missing the
> scripting side of things in makepkg or repo-add. These scripts need
> the components to generate "delta 2.0" format, and we came across some
> problems with that, including compression, timestamps, and checksum
> Xavier, do you remember where this all was? I thought this stuff was
> on the ML but I'm not sure.
Oh, good to hear. Then I'm sorry about misleading info. (I don't follow
this delta stuff at all, that's why I referred to Xavier).
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