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Re: Slink-CD (Part III)

Oleg Krivosheev wrote:
>    On Sun, Apr 11, 1999 at 07:41:22PM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
>    >  3. Does slink-cd really depend on lha?  I hope a suggests line is
>    >     sufficent since lha is still non-free.  I've spoken with James
>    >     Troup who told me that it's only used on Atari machines but they
>    >     don't require it, it's only more convenient than gzip.  So can we
>    >     pleaes get rid of this dependency?
>    > 
>    >     Cc to the m68k-build crew by request.
>    Correction: Atari uses it 'for convenience', Amiga uses it as the only
>    reasonable packaging method. Most Amigas don't have 1.44 MB floppy drives,
>    the 720k drives are unreliable (that's what Amiga users told me) and 
>    it's not really an option to install from 720 k floppies in that situation. 
>    (BTW, that's all documented in the m68k install.{txt,html,pdf}, so I repeat
>    the argument just for brevity).
>    In case you missed that point: lha is a file _archiver_, not a compression
>    utility like gzip. gzip can't substitute for lha. 
> then what about ZIP? It is free, it is file _archiver_ just like lha and
> probably already ported to Amiga...

Well, tar should also be ported, or isn't it?



The MS-DOS filesystem is nice for removable media.  -- H. Peter Anvin

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