[debian-boot is not the right list for this.. debian-user is]
Dave Rave wrote:
> when running apt-get update, and its reading the files, it says
> "file rred" instead of "file read"
> Its been that way for a while now. maybe whoever updated the updater
> didn't speaka d'englishe.
rred is a form of patch syntax, which allows updating the Packages files
without re-downloading the entire file each time. It is based on the
format used by ed(1), or more specifically red(1).
There's a /usr/lib/apt/methods/rred program that apt runs to do this.