Re: How about using bzip2 as the standard *.deb compression format?
If your mighty 386/25 with 4MB can make World the entire X distribution
and custom kernels then surely it won't sweat a little bit of bzip2
decompressing... and since you spend a lot less time downloading a
bzip2ed *.deb, the extra time bzip2 would take by swapping and thrashing
the disk should balance out nicely.
James Troup wrote:
> Joseph Carter <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes in gratuitous QP:
> > On Sun, Oct 04, 1998 at 12:15:40PM +0100, James Troup wrote:
> > > > Old/slow/lomem machines can't properly compile X or Mozilla anyway.
> > >
> > > Bzzt. I've compiled xfree86 for Debian/m68k on a 386/25 equivalent
> > > with only 14Mb (don't ask) of memory several times. Took 5 days,
> > > like, but it compiled ``properly''.
> > I doubt it would compile on my 4 meg 486.
> I don't; I compiled kernels on the same machine when it only had 4Mb.
> > Nor would it run there.
> And I know it ran on my Falcon with 4Mb...
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