View Full Version : Updates in torrent form

December 22nd, 2007, 03:12 AM
It would be great if there was an option to do updates through torrent form since there is always a ton of updates on the first install and that would disperse the load from the servers a lot even if it was only available for the first month or couple of weeks.

December 22nd, 2007, 05:30 AM
I think this is an excellent idea.

December 22nd, 2007, 05:40 AM
This is already being worked on with apt-torrent, but it would cause a whole database to be moved (think of how slow and painful that would be fore canonical, since there is a ton and a half of packages).

December 22nd, 2007, 05:48 AM
I wasn't thinking of exclusively torrent updates only. But just an option to make the ones you have available to others through an automated torrent or like system.

December 22nd, 2007, 06:24 AM
No thanks. I'd stick to my repositories.

December 22nd, 2007, 06:52 AM
'Sharing' updates in a torrent fashion seems to fit well with the Ubuntu philosophy.

December 22nd, 2007, 08:24 AM
wouldn't that create security problems?...think i'd feel safer with the repos anyway.