Reduce the size of the updates from the Linux Mint repository

Alexio
  11 years ago
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Use the delta downloads to reduce the size of the updates, making it friendly with people with dial-up. For examples on how to implement this see the PiSi package manager from Pardus Linux or the delta RPMs from openSUSE.
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RayWoods 9 years ago

Yes, it got my vote too!

New > Considered


pazuzuthewise 11 years ago

Yes, but we rely on many packages downloaded directly from Ubuntu repositories. Until (and if) they also switch to using delta packages, I understand that the download efficiency increase would apply only to security updates issued by Mint. Nevertheless I agree that it would be highly beneficial if possible to implement: even for people with large bandwidth it's a waste of time and resources to download redundant data.


dbpatankar 11 years ago

An excellent idea! It will reduce the download size and time by substantial amount.
I have experienced it with fedora's drpm packages.
It would be great if can be implemented in LinuxMint packages.