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Re: Considering packaging: Microsoft Web Font pack

On Sun, Dec 06, 1998 at 09:36:31AM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:

> What they download and what they install are two different things. He said
> "distributed in the original archive format" which was a .zip/.exe. If
> they download a .deb, it isn't the original archive is it?

When you download a .zip, it's not transferred unchanged.  There are TCP/IP
headers added to each packet.  The file transfer protocol (FTP, HTTP, etc)
adds stuff to it.  .deb simply adds stuff as well.  How's that different?

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