Unfortunate dynamic linking for everything

E.B. Dreger eddy+public+spam at noc.everquick.net
Wed Nov 19 13:27:53 PST 2003

GAD> Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 21:54:53 -0500
GAD> From: Garance A Drosihn

GAD> Many freebsd users (me for one) are still living on a modem,
GAD> where even one bump of 1.5 meg is a significant issue...
GAD> Remember that the issue we're talking about is security
GAD> updates, not full system upgrades.  "Everyone" would want
GAD> the security updates, even if they're on a slow link.

When security updates change but a few bytes, it seems that some
xdiff- or rsync-like algorithm would be an apropriate way to
distribute patches.

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