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Old 06-13-2006, 11:17 AM   #1
carlosinfl
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APT-GET Results = Strange


Has anyone noticed these .pdiff's when using APT-GET? Can anyone explain this to me? I have never seen them before.

Code:
cwilliams@cwilliams:~$ su
Password:
cwilliams:/home/cwilliams# apt-get update
Get: 1 http://ftp.debian.org etch Release.gpg [189B]
Get: 2 http://ftp.debian.org etch Release [35.4kB]
Get: 3 http://security.debian.org etch/updates Release.gpg [189B]
Get: 4 http://security.debian.org etch/updates Release [20.0kB]
Get: 5 http://ftp.debian.org etch/main Packages/DiffIndex [12.6kB]
Get: 6 http://ftp.debian.org etch/main Sources/DiffIndex [12.5kB]
Ign http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Packages/DiffIndex
Get: 7 2006-06-12-1402.36.pdiff [13.6kB]
Get: 8 2006-06-12-1402.36.pdiff [13.6kB]
Ign http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Sources/DiffIndex
Get: 9 2006-06-12-1402.36.pdiff [13.6kB]
Get: 10 2006-06-12-1402.36.pdiff [8542B]
Get: 11 2006-06-12-1402.36.pdiff [8542B]
Ign http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Packages
Ign http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Sources
Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Packages
Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Sources
Get: 12 2006-06-12-1402.36.pdiff [8542B]
Fetched 103kB in 3s (31.1kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
 
Old 06-13-2006, 12:21 PM   #2
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Looks like a more efficient way to download package lists. I haven't actually booted debian in a while so I haven't noticed it. I imagine the pdiffs provide the differences between package lists, kinda like a patch, rather than downloading the newer package lists whole (this for me would be about 10 Mb). Which is alot less to download, better for us and the debian servers.
 
Old 06-17-2006, 02:45 AM   #3
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the pdiff's show up if i've added a new repo and not retreived the public key for it yet. odd.
 
  


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