Deb binary diffs?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Mon Jan 19 17:22:34 GMT 2009

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 09:53:06AM -0500, Steven Harms wrote:
> I noticed that with Fedora 11, they want to enable Presto / Yum by
> default so that only the deltas of binary files are downloaded by
> default.  I believe zypper also downloads just the delta rpms for
> their updates also.  Is there anything planned for Jaunty that will
> implement a similar feature?
> I found but I didn't see if
> this has been implemented or will be.

It's something which has been talked about and even largely specified, but I
don't think there's much momentum behind it at the moment, and it's quite
late to start on such a change to critical infrastructure for Jaunty.  If
someone wants to pick it up and run with it (including working with the
Launchpad developers on their end of it), I think it could be done for

 - mdz

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