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Re: Bug#603938: debian-installer: The 1st CD doesn't contain desktop nor laptop tasks

On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 03:23:43PM +0100, Adam Borowski wrote:
> Oh wow, going .gz -> .xz reduces the size in half -- and not only for
> gimp-data but also for a typical ELF file.  And unlike bzip2, the cost is
> paid only during compression, decompression being hardly slowed down.
> [1]. Measured on gimp + gimp-data, I'm repacking CD1-i386 as we speak to get
> a larger sample

On the whole pool/ on CD1, the gains are smaller than that -- roughly one
third, which still makes a massive difference.

1KB		// Microsoft corollary to Hanlon's razor:
		//	Never attribute to stupidity what can be
		//	adequately explained by malice.

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