Re: bzip vs gzip
Oscar Levi <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> An alternative is to buy CDs instead of downloading the (source)
> packages. If I am trying to build a new distribution, the extra
> time to decompress the source packages is *much* more significant
> than the additional storage requirement.
> Still, it is not an obvious call.
Whether or not it's a good idea, if anyone is interested in
experimenting with bzip support in .deb files, they might be
interested in this dpkg "wish list" entry in the BTS. It contains a
patch which implements alternative compression schemes.
Note that the patch is against a (AFAIK) currently unreleased version
of dpkg - however I could not make the published source compile at