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Re: Why does doc packages need to contain gzipped files?

* Ron Johnson [Sat, 24 Jun 2006 09:34:29 -0500]:

> How does that package get from the Debian mirror to your computer?

> 2 ways:
> - network
> - mailed CD/DVD

> In either case, *size* does matter.

No, this is not about network transfer size, only about disk space,
because files inside a .deb file are inside a _gzipped_ tar file.
(Plus, IIRC, a gzipped tar of uncompressed files usually gives a bigger
rate than a compressed tar of gzipped files. So there.)

Adeodato Simó                                     dato at net.com.org.es
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