Compression for indices (was: Re: Hashsum mismatch prevention strategies)
Joerg Jaspert <email@example.com> writes:
> - Only *ONE* compression for anything in dists/.
> To switch to another compression later, a second may be added for the
> next release, and as soon as that release is out, the old one goes
> [fn:1] Right now I would say we keep gzip, kill of bzip2, and add
> xz. gzip is killed the day after wheezy is released, xz stays
> alone. Now, thats from a user POV, from a mirror POV we go with
> gzip and never consider any other compression in dists/, as
> --rsyncable is THEWIN, kthxbye.
Shouldn't the total traffic for mirrors shrink when using xz? At least
when it serves enough users.
Before we can drop gzip, the override and override-disparity commands in
dak need to use projectb instead of parsing Packages.*gz* (they use
get_packages_from_ftp from utils.py).