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

dpkg remains the primary bottleneck in the setup, and apt calls dpkg
anyway, so the different is not really significant, and apt-get update 
is slow too.

Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@debian.org> writes:

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> 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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