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Re: Size matters. Debian binary package stats

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* Goswin von Brederlow [Wed, Dec 21 2005, 04:19:56PM]:

> > Actual maintainer of dpkg is evaluating the possibility to use 7zip.
> > Even if the decision of using 7zip by default is far from being taken, it looks
> > likely that dpkg will at least start supporting it.
> >
> > Cheers,
> It can't be the default unless stable dpkg has support for installing
> such debs. That means not before etch+1 or more likely etch+2.

Why not? Use Pre-Depends. Sounds evil but is more reliable than just
hoping that all users always upgrade to the latest stable.

Of course dpkg and all of its dependencies must not be compressed with

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