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Re: -dbg packages; are they actually useful?

Aurelien Jarno <aurelien@aurel32.net> writes:

> Compressing -dbg files using dh_builddeb -Zlzma, which uses lzma
> compression instead of gzip, gives an average gain of 1.88 in size for
> the current -dbg packages we have in sid.

Compressing with bzip2 is already supported by DAK and might help almost
as much.  (I realize that LZMA is a better compression scheme overall, but
it's apparently also deprecated, replaced with XZ, and using it in the
archive will require further DAK changes or work to switch to XZ instead.)

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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