Re: Re: OT Re: Advantage of debs?
On Sat, Jan 08, 2000 at 04:28:23PM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
: On Mon, Jan 03, 2000 at 01:53:21PM -0500, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
: > 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.
: That's true -- but is this useful in a package format? Not in my opinion.
: In Debian's case it's entirely moot since zip/unzip are not free software.
: I assume the same is true of freebsd.
What about Info-ZIP? I'm pretty sure that's entirely free.
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