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

On Wed, 8 Feb 2012 21:54:30 +1100
Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au> wrote:

> On Wed, 8 Feb 2012, Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> wrote:
> > > 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.
> It's a matter of principle.  A compression program is supposed to reliably 
> compress data.

That doesn't mean to a specific size, the principle of "reliable
compression" means that you always get back the file you put in,
without compression causing losses or corruption. 


Neil Williams

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