Jonathan Carter jonathan at ubuntu.com
Fri Jan 13 09:15:46 GMT 2006

Corey Burger wrote:
> This has been proposed many many times before in debian. There are a
> few technical challenges that need to be overcome, like which version
> you diff against, etc. I would recommend you look through the dpkg and
> debian-devel archives to find the reason why we don't have it right
> now.

I looked at the posts that Michael posted, will delve deeper into those
threads too. For the versioning problems, I think the server can have
extracted copies of the .debs (disk space is cheap), and the client will
tell the server which version it currently has, and the server will
build the debdiff (and keep it for future use) and send it back to the
client. The client can then build the new .deb file using an old package
and the debdiff. Am I making any sense? :)


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