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Bug#458663: Missing support for data.tar.bz2-based debs

Rick Thomas <rbthomas55@pobox.com> writes:

> On Jan 2, 2008, at 9:47 PM, Colin Watson wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 06:38:37PM -0500, Rick Thomas wrote:
>>> On Jan 2, 2008, at 12:03 PM, Otavio Salvador wrote:
>>>>> On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 12:38:51PM -0200, Otavio Salvador wrote:
>>>>>> Personally, I'd like to know what is the increase on space and
>>>>>> memory for adding bzcat on busybox-udeb. However, as said in
>>>>>> another  mail, I see no point to support different set of features
>>>>>> on installed  and d-i environments (from debootstrap POV).
>>> It could actually improve the space situation in the installer if it
>>> allowed some packages to be compressed smaller than their present
>>> size.
>> The worst (and most relevant here) constraint is on initrd size, and
>> that is unaffected by .deb size.
> Good point.  Along those lines, another constraint that's important
> is the RAM footprint of the installer -- for small memory machines
> (same audience as for small initrd size).  How much does adding bzcat
> to busybox increase it's RAM footprint when executing?

If people wants, I can produce two installer mini.isos and test it.

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