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- Sep 2004
Combining bittorrent and apt-get?
So, on to the fun stuff. Does anyone know where I can find out about this, and propose it directly to the makers of apt-get? Also, does anyone have any idea how long it would take to update all the repositories out there to support this? Any feasibility opinions are greatly apreciated.
Anyway, thanks for thinking about this idea. If anyone wants help implementing it, I would love to be of assistance.
It seems like a good idea in theory, but I don't think it will work in practice very well. Whenever a package got updated, it would take a while for all the seeds to get the newest package on their systems. Most people don't follow the same update habits.
Now if you were talking about just the current servers using bt so the users pull from each the same, then that, I think, may be pheasible. It would be more of a distributed download module for apt than bt, but it still seems like a good idea (practice and theory)."Time is an illusion. Lunchtime, doubly so."
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