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Re: why apt/dpkg not using bzip2

> > Speed reasons - gzip is significantly faster than bzip2, which matters
> > for old ix86 (x=3,4) and m68k machines which run Debian.
> bzip2 also uses more memory which can be an issue with lowmemory
> systems.

 I had a 486 with 8Mb and with `bzip2 -s' I could use bzipped packages
perfectly... are we talking about 4 Mb mechines?

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