Re: /usr/share/doc/ files and gzip/xz/no compression
On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 11:04:51PM +0200, Carsten Hey wrote:
> * Lars Wirzenius [2011-08-15 18:33 +0100]:
> > raw gz xz
> > 584 163 134 file sizes (MiB)
> > 0 421 450 savings compared to raw (MiB)
> > -421 0 29 savings compared to current gz (MiB)
> Years ago I compared sizes of compressed files in /usr/share/doc using
> different compression methods too, possibly restricting to specific file
> types (for example changelog and copyright).
> > I'm OK with allowing use of xz for compressing the files.
> IIRC bzip2 had a better compression. Compressing dpkg's changelog on
Adding bzip2 support to my script and re-running gives me
Total size of *.gz files in /usr/share/doc converted into *.bz2: 135179633
In other words, it's 130 MiB against xz's 134 MiB. I'll leave it to
others to decide if it's a significatn difference.
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