Partial RPMs possible ?
tim.timmerman at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 07:15:23 UTC 2011
Yes.. deltarpm seems to be what I'm looking for.
That, and some smart versioning scheme, but I think I've got the versioning
On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 19:15, Jason Pyeron <jpyeron at pdinc.us> wrote:
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> > [mailto:rpm-list-bounces at lists.rpm.org] On Behalf Of Stuart D. Gathman
> > Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 12:59
> > To: General discussion about the RPM package manager
> > Subject: Re: Partial RPMs possible ?
> > On Mon, 21 Feb 2011, Tim T. wrote:
> > > I'm trying to develop a patch application for a client.
> > This client
> > > is ...
> > > Also, does anybody have any suggestions for a good patch strategy ?
> > > (Application consists of a number of packages, some of
> > which contain a
> > > large number of files. How do I minimize the amount of data
> > I need to
> > > push to a remote machine, over a very expensive link ?)
> > Deltarpm is the way Fedora solved this problem. See if you
> > can use that.
> > http://gitorious.org/deltarpm/deltarpm
> Nice, very nice.
> > "makedeltarpm oldrpm newrpm deltarpm" takes 2 rpms, and
> > creates a drpm with the differences.
> > "applydeltarpm -r oldrpm deltarpm newrpm" creates a standard
> > rpm from the previous version (either a copy of the old rpm
> > or the installed data).
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