Re: /usr/share/doc/ files and gzip/xz/no compression
On 15/08/11 at 19:41 +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> * Lars Wirzenius (firstname.lastname@example.org) [110815 19:36]:
> > 584 163 134 file sizes (MiB)
> Thanks for comparing these numbers. That tells me that at least in the
> average case we just can continue with gz, and not care much about the
> relativly small difference to xz.
I wouldn't call -20% a relatively small difference.
The question is: are there downsides to switching to xz for
For example, in the past, some PDF readers could not directly open
.pdf.gz files, so one had to uncompress the file manually first, which
was pretty annoying. I just checked, and evince, okular and xpdf can
open .pdf.xz files. But maybe other tools have similar issues.