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    Default Download *.iso files with zsync?

    Hi

    I wonder: would it save a lot of bandwidth to add a zsync control file to the repos containing the big *.iso files? I guess that quite a lot of blocks would be identical going from RC-x to RC-y or from one milestone to the next one.

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    You know, i was recently updating ubuntu rc cd and thought about the same thing. zsync is just rsync ?
    How does a linux geek make love??

    - rtfm; unzip; strip; touch; finger; mount; fsck; more; yes; umount; zip; sleep;

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    Default Re: Download *.iso files with zsync?

    zsync is just rsync ?
    No. I works over HTTP and is light on the server, because the work is done on the client. See: zsync

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    The only difference is that client side hashing and compressed files support

    Anyway it is great, there would be no need for applydeltaiso (especially on DVD iso images and also live CD images )
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    Default Re: Download *.iso files with zsync?

    Quote Originally Posted by Akoellh View Post
    I know that there is a delta and i always use it but the good thing with zsync is that it automatically applies the changes and with the delta it has to be completely downloaded then applied.
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    Default Re: Download *.iso files with zsync?

    I guess with zsync you could even skip a release and it would still work. openSUSE is certainly aware of zsync, as they have discussed it before: Libzypp/Downloading Metadata - openSUSE. There must be a reason they don't use it; probably because the deltas are the SUSE-way of doing it, or deltas are even smaller ... (I don't know).

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