Debian Bug report logs - #147187
xdelta: Deltas generated on i386 fail to apply on alpha

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Package: xdelta; Maintainer for xdelta is LaMont Jones <>; Source for xdelta is src:xdelta.

Reported by: (Brian Campbell)

Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 14:48:04 UTC

Severity: important

Tags: patch

Found in versions 1.1.3-4, xdelta/1.1.3-6.1

Fixed in version xdelta/1.1.3-7

Done: LaMont Jones <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Intro: as you may already know, I am working on 'debdelta' ,
 a program  to compute delta of .deb packages. More info in

Debdelta is just a wrapper that analyzes the .deb files and prepares
chunks of data to pass to a backend; the backend may be any binary
delta difference compressor program. 

As you see from that web page, I evaluated many backends; it
turns out that 'xdelta' is one of the best choices.

So I am very interested in solving this bug.
Since you have already looked into it, any help
or suggestion is appreciated.

I have also opened an upstream bug at

As a first step, I would need that an admin would install the build-dep
of xdelta in a amd64 machine.


Andrea Mennucc
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