[CentOS] Why is yum not liked by some?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Sep 9 22:22:25 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-09-09 at 16:56, Bryan J. Smith wrote:

> I've used revision control systems for binary file management
> -- again, in the CAM world as well as EDA.  The problem is
> the sheer data involved.

There are lots of ways to do things wrong.  The fact that
you have experience with some of them does not mean that
it is impossible to get it right.

> It's much, much easier to serve
> things whole than to "ripple" deltas when dynamically
> "re-assembling" a binary -- even if it's just part of it.

That is obviously an overgeneralization and incorrect
in any number of cases.  Change a couple of bytes in
an iso image on the other end of a dialup line.  Would
you rather let rsync find and send the difference or
wait for the whole thing?  A pre-built rdiff delta could
give you that even faster.

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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