Wojciech Puchar <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Regarding most (or many) of the port changes--say, upgrading > > foo-2.1.9_5 to foo-2.1.9_6, if the upgrade could be done by > > downloading a binary diff file, could the resulting > > /usr/local/bin/foo-2.1.9_6 be achieved by downloading a > > relatively small binary patch? Seems to me that smaller scale > > upgrades could be done this way in preference to re-compiling > > ports or downloading entire pacakes. --Same would go for any > > dependencies. > > > > Why is this a bad idea! > > > because if you change say 5 lines in program source of 1MB binary > program, resulting new 1MB binary will be MUCH different > byte-by-byte mostly because of address shifting so lots of pointers to > code (or data, rodata) will change. so diff will be big.
Is that a guess or did you actually test and verify this? Fabian
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