Re: Bug reporting script
On Sun, 13 Aug 1995, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Compressing it wouldn't work because that would make the dpkg
> databases unreliable. Bill Mitchell: please do not contradict me, I
> don't want to have a discussion about this.
OK, I won't contradict you.
I'm not sure where this came from. I did mention in passing recently
that the .list files were stored uncompressed, but didn't suggest
compressing them. I don't seem to have retained a copy of the posting
to which I was responding but, as I recall, some expression of concern
there over file size increases which adding of permissions info
suggested there would bring about prompted my in-passing mention of
compression. I've not looked at dpkg internals and don't know what
might make it unreliable.
> Bill Mitchell writes ("Re: Bug reporting script"):
> > Predictibly, I suggest [...]
> No. I don't have the time to explain the flaws in your suggestion.
> If you made fewer suggestions (and better ones!) I might find time to
> answer them more fully ...
Uncalled for. If you find my suggestions unpalatable or unacceptable,
either ignore them or respond on technical grounds. Don't take cheap