On Sat, 2007-01-13 at 10:10 -0600, Mike McGrath wrote:
On 1/12/07, Ahmed Kamal <email.ahmedkamal(a)googlemail.com>
> 1- Clients download faster updates. The README says drpm based update
> infrastructure can reduce required bandwidth to about 20% on the average
> 2- Also, from the server side, this should decrease our bandwidth
> requirements, and free the servers quickly to handle other users
Anything that makes the end user experience better sounds good to me.
My questions are, what does it take on our end? And does it require
the mirrors to be altered in any way?
Is the 20% for something that applies to the rpms or something that
applies directly to the filesystem? I'm not too keen on the filesystem
approach although I hear it can really improve the speed. Patching the
rpms would be nice... but does require keeping old versions of the rpms
on the end-user's disk.