On Sun, 29 Jan 2005, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>On Jan 29, 2005, "Charles R. Anderson" <cra(a)WPI.EDU> wrote:
>>Why all the complication when a general-purpose algorithm, rsync,
>>already exists to solve this problem?
>It doesn't do very well on compressed files, and there aren't a lot of
>rsync-enabled web proxies out there.
You may like this RFE:
gzip has an --rsyncable option that is missing from the python zlib
implementation. If python/zlib could be taught this, and createrepo
is able to use it, the metadata would be rsyncable (improves
transferspeed for repo maintainers/mirrors)
The patch is also in rpm-4.4., zlib bundled into -lrpmio, with a "rpmz_"
uniqifier on zlib symbols.
73 de Jeff