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Re: delrarpm in core or extras

Subject: Re: delrarpm in core or extras
From: Florian La Roche
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 07:19:43 +0100
On Tue, Mar 21, 2006 at 03:42:43PM -0500, Michel Salim wrote:
> On 3/21/06, Joe Desbonnet <[email protected]> wrote:
> > I have just tried the 'makedeltaiso' utility in the SuSE deltarpm 3.3
> > package . I was able to produce a FC5 i386 DVD ISO, Test3 -> Final
> > delta in only 300MB (10% of the size of the ISO).  xdelta didn't
> > produce any savings.
> >
> Sounds quite useful to create smaller "Service Packs" - if I were to
> install FC5 in a few months' time, say.
> How well does deltarpm handle pre- and post- (un)install scripts?

The deltas are used to re-create the full rpm packages, so no
information is lost if you use them.


Florian La Roche

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