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Re: Size matters. Debian binary package stats

On 12/18/05, Steinar H. Gunderson <sgunderson@bigfoot.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 18, 2005 at 12:34:56PM +0100, Gürkan Sengün wrote:
> > I've run some scripts to find out the size of binary pakcages in debian
> > and how theycould be made smaller, here's the results:
> My comments are about the same as on IRC:
>  - Disk space is cheap, bandwidth is cheap.
>  - CPU doesn't grow nearly as fast as those three.
>  - Human power grows even slower.
>  - The administrative overhead of transitioning to a new .deb format
>    would be huge.

Why would this be huge?
Why is it that hard to plugin another codec?

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