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Re: experimental conffile merge for dpkg

On Sun, Apr 27, 2003 at 03:52:13PM +0300, Jarno Elonen wrote:
> >   There might be things to think about though: some packages have lots
> > of conffiles, and that could mean some extra disk space, which not
> > everyone will want to spend.  Maybe make it optional.
> Bzipping could help, and maybe even tarring them all to one file. As a quick 
> test, I bzip-tarred my entire /etc. The resulting file was merely 1.4MB even 
> though there are about 1300 'ii' or 'rc' packages on my system.

You don't want to have to gunzip everything though just so you can
update one file...

How about:


So you have one tar.gz file per package.

Or, if that is too many files in one directory,
use the package pools naming system:

Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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