Re: Re: OT Re: Advantage of debs?
On Fri, Dec 24, 1999 at 04:18:08PM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 22, 1999 at 05:40:25PM -0500, dan wrote:
> > Thats the same way freebsd packages contain configuration files, packing
> > lists, installation scripts, etc. We weren't talking about dropping that,
> > but adapting it into zips for compression and file access..
> Yuck. .tar.gz compresses better. .tar.bz2 even better. zip is an ugly
Yes, compressed tarballs tend to yield better overall compression, but that's
not the only reason for choosing an archive format. The zip format has a
central directory that allows any file in the archive to be extracted without
decompressing the entire archive. This is not true of compressed tarballs.
Just the facts...