Real Patches

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Fri Nov 12 03:28:18 CST 2004


Sascha Morr [2004-11-12  8:28 +0100]:
> is there a way for real patches. mean when there is a patch you don't 
> have to download a hole programm-package but a little patch? For modem 
> and ISDN users this would be very fine.

There is no standard way of explicitly distributing patches for binary
packages (i. e. deb files). However, if you download packages using
rsync, you should come pretty close to the desired result.

However, I do not know whether there is already a working standard
tool that makes this convenient. I remember having heard about an
"apt-rsync" project, but it's not official yet.

Martin Pitt             
Ubuntu Developer  
Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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