Incremental apt updates using zsync

Registered by Michael Vogt on 2006-10-27

[SoC2007] Add support to apt to download only the bits that have changed in a package or in a list file. Make use of the apt-sync SoC project for this and provide proper support on the server for this.

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Status:
Not started
Approver:
None
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
New
Series goal:
Declined for feisty
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
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2006-11-03 GPLed: Make a release goal, doesn't need BOF discussion

From version 0.44 and up apt itself has this feature. apt can now handle pdiffs which are essentially package diffs. It's currently in place in Debian Etch and Sid for daily package builds.

2006-11-03 sladen: pdiff solves incrementally updating a Packages list, between two specific and recent versions, however the pdiff support is not a generic solution. 'apt-sync' allows efficient incrementally updating the *contents* of a package between *any* current version, to the latest version, in the most bandwidth efficient manner possible. Agreed that it doesn't require BOF discussion.

2006-11-03 GPLed: Great then, what are we waiting for? I just hope it gets accepted by Debian.

2006-11-27: code in http://people.ubuntu.com/~mvo/bzr/apt-sync--mvo/

2007-06-13 Felix Feyertag:
Branch available: https://code.launchpad.net/~felix-feyertag/apt-sync/main
Feisty->Gutsy dist-upgrade log available: http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/s0343894/aptsync.log
Anyone like to host an aptsync repository?

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