Re: The archive now supports xz compression
Le Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 01:48:50AM +0200, Adam Borowski a écrit :
> * A year ago, I repacked CD1, .xz took 66% space needed by .gz. This time,
> on the whole archive, gains are somewhat smaller: 72%. I guess that CD1
> is code-heavy while packages of lower priorities tend to have more data.
Also, many files in /usr/share/doc are gzipped as per §12.3; that can prevent
to get the full benefit of xz compression. In some of my packages containing
mostly such files, the benefit of switching to xz is almost null. I wonder if
it still makes sense to compress these files by default:
- Most systems have enough space to keep them uncompressed,
- others systems just do not install these files,
- some filesystems are compressed on the fly,
- the binary packages themselves are compressed.
Perhaps we could consider allowing xz compression or no compression at all for
the files in /usr/share/doc, especially when they are all contained in a
dedicated package that is not dispensable.
Have a nice day,
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan