Re: Why does doc packages need to contain gzipped files?
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Adeodato Simó wrote:
> * Ron Johnson [Sat, 24 Jun 2006 09:34:29 -0500]:
>> How does that package get from the Debian mirror to your
>> 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.)
Wasn't there a discussion a month or so ago regarding whether PDF
files should be gzipped or not?
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
Is "common sense" really valid?
For example, it is "common sense" to white-power racists that
whites are superior to blacks, and that those with brown skins
are mud people.
However, that "common sense" is obviously wrong.
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