Re: How about using bzip2 as the standard *.deb compression format?
On Tue, 06 Oct, 1998, Joseph Carter wrote:
> 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.
surley you mean dselect/apt/dpkg?
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