Wish for MU/NMU of "gzip --rsyncable" patch
It seems that the gzip in Debian still does not handle the --rsyncable option.
Does anybody know why? It is proved that the necessary patch works, almost costs
nothing and that an average bandwide decrease of more than 10% is possible.
Why isn't any Debian package packed with --rsyncable? Okay as long as there
isn't an appropriate gzip package, this can't be wished from maintainers.
Why isn't any Debian package built with autobuilders packed with --rsyncable? I
shouldn't be a big problem to patch gzip on the autobuilders systems. Of course
to profit there has to be an appropriate download script.
Why isn't any other Debian file packed with --rsyncable? At least other mirrors
or anybody using these files could profit.
Why isn't _at_least_ Debian Packages.gz and Sources.gz file packed with
--rsyncable? Here the gain is immediately useful for everybody.
Beside why not make --rsyncable the default?
Author of "Debian partial mirror synch script"