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Re: Please test gzip -9n - related to dpkg with multiarch support



On Wed, 8 Feb 2012 12:05:44 +1100
Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au> wrote:

> On Wed, 8 Feb 2012, Riku Voipio <riku.voipio@iki.fi> wrote:
> > If it turns out not reasonable to expect the compression results to be
> > identical
> 
> It was reported that sometimes the size differs. Surely if nothing else 
> having gzip sometimes produce an unnecessarily large file is a bug!
> 
> Expecting that the compression gives the smallest file every time is 
> reasonable.

By a single byte - I've not seen file size changes beyond that range.

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Neil Williams
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