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

On Tue, Oct 06, 1998 at 03:50:01PM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> This is silly.  dpkg/dselect are already insanely slow, even on my
> P166 with 128 meg of RAM -- especially when reading database, etc.  If 
> we slow down the installation so much more by using bzip2, then people 
> will simply stop upgrading, or switch to other distributions because
> it is so slow.  That is not acceptable.

Um, not all of us are using dselect/dpkg.  Most of us refuse to because it's
insanely slow and generally braindead if you have a serious conflict.  I use
dselect/apt myself.

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