Re: Bits from the FTPMaster meeting
Frans Pop <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sunday 15 November 2009, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
>> dpkg v3 source format, compression
> Is there a policy for the use of bzip2?
> As discussed earlier bzip2 is *much* slower that gzip and really hurts on
> slower arches and systems, so I'd suggest that - especially for binary
> packages - gzip should remain the default for all normal cases and bzip2
> should reserved for cases where there is a really significant size
... or where upstream only offers tar.bz2.
FWIW dpkg does the smart thing by default. It uses gzip (both
for the debian packages and and debian.tar) but searches for both
foo_42.orig.tar.bz2 and .gz. Explicitely passing an option is required
to get bz2 compression for binary packages and/or debian.tar.
cu and- happliy using v3 for gnutls -reas