xdelta 1.1.4 issues

Andrew W. Nosenko andrew.w.nosenko at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 13:29:38 UTC 2008

On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 5:45 AM, Isaac Grover <isaac.grover at gmail.com> wrote:
> Good evening from Wisconsin,
> This post is regarding the xdelta-1.1.3 port included in FreeBSD
> 6.2-RELEASE.  Please direct me to the proper mailing list if this is
> not where I should be posting.
> I am attempting to use xdelta on tar files currently just over 8.2GB.
> My syntax to get the delta is "xdelta delta oldtarfile newtarfile
> patchfile" according to the man page.  When the patchfile has been
> created, it is around 5.3MB in size.  To verify the patchfile, using
> "xdelta patch patchfile oldtarfile newtarfiletest" yield a
> newtarfiletest of 465MB.  Available space shouldn't be an issue, as I
> have 22GB available on this partition.

Not about xdelta itself but about space-related problems: sometime an
space-related failures goes from not enough _temporary_ space (/tmp,
/var/tmp, directory pointed by $TMPDIR...)

Andrew W. Nosenko <andrew.w.nosenko at gmail.com>

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