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    Re: Apt-get – The next generation? (Score: 1)
    by xeer on Tuesday, October 30 @ 16:01:32 GMT
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    This is an easy way of doing it: the only problem is that diff doesn’t handle binary files very well. 🙁

    Say, for example, that a small portion of code is inserted into a program. This changes the relative position of all other code in the address space of the program => all pointers for function calls, etc. get changed making a standard diff-type comparison a nightmare. Diff was made for textfiles: something new is needed to handle binary files.

    This would, however, work really well for all the text files contained in a package: the only problem is that for most packages, the binaries constitute most of the size of the package and a lot of documentation rarely changes (only changelogs and important updates)…

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    • xdelta by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 30 @ 16:07:58 GMT

    Re: Apt-get – The next generation? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 30 @ 23:21:29 GMT

    Just think that with broadband connections getting every day more popular this issue would translate in a further (not much appreciated) hard work for the free developers. Let’s not get too fancy on Debian i love it the way it is 😉

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