rsync progress

Ric Moore wayward4now at
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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