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Re: How about using bzip2 as the standard *.deb compression format?



On Fri, Oct 02, 1998 at 10:06:24PM -0500, dsb3 wrote:
> >I read in an earlier mail that the main distro will no longer fit on one
> >CD. Since a standardised specialized tool is already required to install
> >a *.deb and this tool is installed on every Debian box, why not in the
> >next update of dpkg include support to decompress bzip2 compressed
> >*.debs? This would be transparent for the user, and (as far as I can
> >reason anyways) fairly painless for the developer.
> 
> I think we already went through this discussion a short while back.
> Unless I'm missing something new, it was pretty much decided that the
> memory overhead of bzip2 was too great for low-mem or slow PCs to handle.
> 
> That said, please correct me if I got the wrong end of the stick.

It'd STILL be nice to be able to use bzip2 for package source on REALLY BIG
packages (Mozilla, X)

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