Debian Planet

Welcome to Debian Planet


Apt-get into it.
Main Menu

  • Home

  • Topics

  • Web Links

  • Your Account

  • Submit News

  • Stats

  • Top 10

  • Debian

    These are important Debian sites one should not be without!

  • Official Debian site

  • Package search

  • Mailing list archives

  • Bug reports

  • Debian on CD

  • Unofficial woody CD ISOs

  • Unofficial APT sources

  • Developers’ Corner

    Other great Debian news sources:

  • Debian Weekly News

  • Kernel Cousin Debian

    (Debian mailing lists digested)
  • Community Groups

    Need help? You’re not alone on this planet.

  • debianHELP

    (User support site)

  • Debian International



  • EsDebian


  • DebianWorld


  • MaximumDebian


  • DebianUsers


  • Debian-BR


  • IRC

    The place to get help on a Debian problem (after reading docs) or to just chat and chill is #debian on

    Many of the Debian Planet staff live there so pop by and say hello.

    Wanna write?

    Got that latest or greatest scoop? Perhaps you have some important news for the Debian community? Submit a news item!

    Or perhaps you’ve written a rather ground breaking insight into some aspect of Debian and you feel compelled to share it with others? Knock up a longer editorial article and send it to the editors.


    DP is sponsored by Xinit Systems and

    Domains paid for and hosted by

    Buy your Debian merchandise at

    Who’s Online

    There are currently, 45 guest(s) and 3 member(s) that are online.

    You are Anonymous user. You can register for free by clicking here.


    The comments are owned by the poster. We aren’t responsible for their content.

    Re: apt-get update – why not rsync? (Score: 1)
    by abo on Wednesday, December 05 @ 00:03:23 GMT
    (User Info)

    Whups, make that rsync 3.0, not rsync2

    [ Reply | Parent ]

    Re: apt-get update – why not rsync? (Score: 1)
    by caf on Thursday, December 06 @ 09:14:27 GMT
    (User Info)

    The first is an artifact of the algorithm. The client calculates and sends a signature, the server calculates and sends deltas. This can be reversed; server sends signature, client calculates and requests deltas. This reversing the algo decreases the upload and slightly increases the download sizes. It also nicely lends itself to a http implementation using ranged gets to fetch the deltas. Unfortunately there might be some patent issues with this.

    As I mentioned, I’ve heard these rumours about patent issues before – do you have any more information on this?

    [ Reply | Parent ]

    Based on: PHP-Nuke

    All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2000 by Debian Planet

    You can syndicate our news using the file backend.php.