[Trac-bugs] [PC-BSD Trac] #187: Update is not update...

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Tue Feb 23 06:42:40 PST 2010


#187: Update is not update...
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 Reporter:  nicleman         |       Owner:           
     Type:  System Defect    |      Status:  new      
 Priority:  critical         |   Milestone:  8.0      
Component:  PBI Updater      |     Version:  8.0-ALPHA
 Keywords:  update,upgrade,  |  
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Comment(by syso):

 Hello Nicleman,

 I think you are thinking about "binary-diffs" like those made by
 http://www.daemonology.net/bsdiff/

 Actually my opinion is: It might save some bandwidth if an user wants to
 upgrade to the next
 revision or version, but what happens if somebody is using 3.5.2 and wants
 to update to 3.5.5?

 Right: He has to fetch the binary for 3.5.3, apply it, fetch the diff for
 3.5.4, apply it and again
 fetch the binary diff for 3.5.5 and apply it. Additionally this process
 uses quite some additional amount of memory (see bsdiff pages for more
 info).

 Regards,
 syso

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