wayward4now at gmail.com
Wed Oct 2 07:00:54 UTC 2013
On 10/01/2013 06:33 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
> This is an absolutely core system function. If these vendors were
> serious and credible, they would stop squabbling like spoiled
> children, sit down and agree a repository format, add the relevant
> functionality to RPM itself or to an agreed meta-package-manager, and
> share their effort instead of pointlessly trying - and failing - to
> outdo one another.
Liam, what was it called ...the one redeeming feature of rpm/yum where
they updated an already installed rpm package to the next version with
just the "diff" files that were changed and not the entire package? That
would sure save on 18 meg firefox updates if just the changed updated
files had to be installed, instead of the entire thing. I forget the
blooming name, but that would be a useful include to apt-get. It would
sure save on storage space on the repos and far less network overhead
for the user. Man, now I have to google! Ric
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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