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Re: why apt/dpkg not using bzip2

My suggestion for the Packages file is:

There's a Packages.bz2 additionally to the Packages.gz . apt downloads by
default the Packages.bz2, but you can tell apt to fetch the Packages.gz
instead if you do have a slow machine. This solution has the advantage
that there are no problems with old versions of apt (the Packages.gz is
still present), and if you don't want the .bz2 you can still get the .gz .

Yust my 0,02

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a
"Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
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