[Rpm-maint] RPM should only download the differences per each packets

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at redhat.com
Fri Feb 1 13:57:46 UTC 2008

On Thu, 31 Jan 2008, LinkeSocke at web.de wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a suggestion for RPM that would improve RPM much.
> Conary, the package management of rPath has a very cool way of updating 
> your system. Conary updates only those specific files in packages which 
> need to be updated; this behavior minimizes bandwidth and time 
> requirements for updating software packages. Conary also features 
> Rollbacks of package installation as well as derived packages. 
> http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Conary
> It would be great when RPM could adopt some features of this because 
> this would speed up the downloading and it would reduce the needed 
> bandwith of your servers.

That's what DeltaRPM (http://freshmeat.net/projects/deltarpm/) is for :)

 	- Panu -

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