Re: Debian Mirror with lzma compressed packages
Goswin von Brederlow <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> A few more examples below. I think lzma isn't the right thing for the
>>> archive. p7zip seems much faster, needs a lot less ram and compression
>>> is similar.
>> Should you be using the "-9" option? The lzma help output says this:
>> -3 .. -9 good to excellent compression. -7 is the default.
>> --fast alias for -1
>> --best alias for -9 (usually *not* what you want)
> Feel free to try other options.
Er, I was just pointing out that your conclusion ("lzma isn't the right
thing ... p7zip seems must faster and needs a lot less ram") is rather
dodgy because you used an option that lzma specifically warns against
using. From my own experiencd I know that lzma consumes much more
memory with -9 than with the default setting.
So though I'm certainly in no position to repeat these tests myself, I
think others should be wary of your results.
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