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Re: Proposal: A new approach to differential debs




o in spite of being the *default*, it isn't that universal, and in
any event, we can just decide to change the default, no? One can say
to people with bandwidth limitations, that their apt settings should
not delete packages after receipt, so that they can be used as the
basis for updates.  And these types of settings would appear to be
rather common already, so it isn't a huge change.

It strikes me as much simpler and lower to add zsync to the current
repo/apt tools, and that asking clients to do some caching to support
it is reasonable.


On Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 1:19 PM, Christian Seiler <christian@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 08/13/2017 07:11 PM, Peter Silva wrote:
>>> apt by default automatically deletes packages files after a successful install,
>>
>> I don't think it does that.
>
> The "apt" command line tool doesn't, but traditional "apt-get" does, as
> does "aptitude". This was documented in the release notes of Jessie and
> the changelog of the APT package when the "apt" wrapper was introduced.
>
> Regards,
> Christian