Re: Packages file [was ITP: wmcoincoin]
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.
So, it takes me about half an hour to apt-get update these days. If I
were downloading 23% smaller files, that would take only, coincidentially,
~23 minutes. + 1 extra minute to unbzip (unlikely, on this fast hardware)
= 24 minutes. Total savings of time: 6 minutes.
Isn't this er, obvious?
see shy jo
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