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Re: Description-less packages file

Ansgar wrote:
>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).

I did wonder about that when I added the debian-cd code to deal with
translations. xz would probably make more sense, yes, but at the
moment I've just hard-coded for bz2.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"Because heaters aren't purple!" -- Catherine Pitt

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