On Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:49:54 +0200 Dominik George <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Hi, > > > The only problem is that on small machines (things like the BeagleBone) > > xz compression requires enough memory that you have to enable swap to > > use dpkg. Now on a machine with a sensible disk this is not a problem, > > but on a machine where the "disk" is an SD-card it is a disaster. > > correct me if I'm wrong, but it appears to me that xz compression has > become the default in dpkg. With that in mind, won't this issue come up > anyway? I mean, once a maintainer fixes a bug in a pckage and uplods it, > the binries ill get xz compression. So this issue is in no way specific > to making it a release goal. It's not only memory footprint. xz at default preset is more then 10 times slower when compressing then gzip and file is smaller <20%.
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