On Fri, 2002-06-21 at 08:27, Josselin Mouette wrote: > 23 % is not very much, I think. Also, you shouldn't forget that bzip2 is > very, very slow. Uncompressing the Packages.gz file on a slow machine > already takes several seconds, it could approach the minute with bzip2. Yes, it could. No reason both versions can't be available; an uncompressed one is already available as well as the gzip'd one. Yes, there are better solutions. But 23% is really fairly nice --- nearly a full quarter of the download time --- and for (I'd guess) not too much work. And bunzip isn't nearly as painful as bzip.
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