Re: ramblings about old hardware, gzip, bz2, and pentium opts
On Tue, Nov 30, 1999 at 11:31:07AM +1100, Drake Diedrich wrote:
> On the bzip/gzip issue I think people should be aware that Andrew
> Tridgell has a plan to make gzipped data rsyncable, using relatively small
> gzip blocks divided by a rolling checksum (rather than a fixed blocklength).
> bzip with it's large blocks won't benefit from this. This would perhaps
> allow foo_1.1_i386.deb to become foo_1.2_i386.deb for 20% of the bandwidth
> downloading a new foo_1.2 would cost. Packages.gz and source archives would
> definitely win big between updates like this, so going to bzip2 may not be a
> long term plan. All packages would need to be recompressed to get the
Remember that using bzip2 makes archive usually 10-15% smaller.
This means : 5 CDs not 6