Re: including full package source code in the debian release
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From: Josselin Mouette <email@example.com>
Date: Sunday, March 7, 2010 12:57 am
Subject: Re: including full package source code in the debian release
To: Jamie Morken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> There are two little flaws in your reasoning.
> 1. Compression ratios, even for source
> code, don’t reach 99%.
I have seen some 7zip archives that can get up to a compression factor over 100 (ie. large wikipedia database dumps:
Maybe this high compression is due to the xml repeating markup's in addition to the large file size, not sure though, but it is impressive compression.
> 2. There are other very little things
> in source packages, such as,
> I don’t know… data?
> The overall size of the full compressed sources is 17 GB. Tell
> me this
> has only a minor impact.
I forgot to consider images/data etc. Thanks for the clarification.
> .''`. Josselin Mouette
> : :' :
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