On Sat, Oct 03, 1998 at 08:37:12AM -0500, dsb3 wrote: > >> 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. > > > >It'd STILL be nice to be able to use bzip2 for package source on REALLY BIG > >packages (Mozilla, X) > > very good point! those users with slow / low mem machines are less likely > to be installing these packages anyway! Perhaps we could compromise by > saying that anyone running these on a slow machine will be patient anyway > and can deal with the extra slowness and disk thrashing of using bzip2? Old/slow/lomem machines can't properly compile X or Mozilla anyway.
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