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Re: Description-less packages file

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> writes:
> AFAICS, there are no diff files, so this increases the average apt-get update
> download size by 3.6 MB.
> Also, it seems unlikely this will ever allow apt to skip downloading the
> English files, unless translations somehow get to, and stay at 100%

Switching to xz compression would reduce the English translation from
3.7 MB to 3.3 MB.  Maybe we could add support for this to APT and switch
later (so we don't need both bz2 and xz on the mirrors).


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