[Mageia-discuss] Suggestions for the ISO

Luca Berra bluca at vodka.it
Sun Nov 7 09:13:30 CET 2010

On Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 07:56:31AM +0100, Renaud MICHEL wrote:
>On dimanche 07 novembre 2010 at 00:54, andre999 wrote :
>> Olivier Thauvin a écrit :
>> > * andre999 (andr55 at laposte.net) wrote:
>> > So to update from -1 to -3 I'll download around 300KB but to upgrade
>> > from -2 to -3 I'll download the full rpm so maybe around 20MB (in the
>> > case the rpm is 20MB) ?
>> No no no no no !
>> If from -1 to -3 is 300K, then upgrading from -2 to -3 would still be
>> 300K.
>> Of course, this raises the point that the names of the original files in 
>> -1 will have to be retained after updates, as well as the names of files 
>> replacing them, in order to make the additional updates.  (And remove 
>> any interim updates subsequently replaced.)
>But what append if a file modified in an update is rolled back in a 
>subsequent update?

it must be keept track of and repackaged in the new update

>> This could be facilitated by making the names of the replacement files 
>> in delta updates the original file name + a suffix corresponding to the 
>> delta update.
>I don't understand, the files need to have the correct name to work once 
>installed, or are you proposing that on an update to keep all previous files 
>by suffixing them?

this is not clear to me as well, André, could you rephrase?


Luca Berra -- bluca at vodka.it

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