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Re: [opensuse] openSUSE @ Google Summer of Code 2006
  • From: Christoph Thiel <cthiel@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 10:27:40 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0604281026450.18085@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 28 Apr 2006, SunSunich wrote:

> > > I have one idea - its about to union ability of YAST System Update
> > > and drpmsync, so System Update can do update using drpmsync mirrors.
> > > In that case, Yast System Update do not need to download the whole
> > > rpm-package of package A ver. 0.1 to update it to 0.2.1. It only
> > > need to download the delta of that rpms and apply it. It will
> > > decrease bandwidth for all, and decrease cost of update for some
> > > users. As i know, realizing that feature require the modification of
> > > the client subsystem and a server-side infrastructure.
> >
> > You mean like the delta RPMs we use for online update in 9.3 and 10.0
> > already?
>
> Yes, like that, but for whole system update. Actualy i forgot that such
> feature already used for online update. May be it will be not so hard to
> mirror that feature on System Update.

I like that idea very much -- but it might not be as easy as it seems in
the first place ;)


Regards
Christoph

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