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Re: /usr/share/doc/ files and gzip/xz/no compression

On Fri, 2011-08-19 at 19:55:12 +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Aug 2011 18:33:48 +0100, Lars Wirzenius <liw@liw.fi> wrote:
> >On the other hand, many computers now have an SSD drive, for speed,
> >which is relatively small. Further, most users will likely need files in
> >/usr/share/doc rarely, if ever, so not compressing things risks wasting
> >a bunch of disk space for no particular benefit.
> How about making this configurable within dpkg, so that the people who
> want their /usr/share/doc to be uncompressed can tell dpkg to do it
> for them without breaking dpkg's databases?

If you mean doing that at unpack time, I only see disadvantages with
this: it makes the files take more space on disk, it makes the unpack
slower as it has to uncompress those files, and it makes dpkg more


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