Bug#513273: Fw: 126.96.36.199 Changing binary files in diff.gz -- Suggesting GPG
Forwarding it to the BTS.
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Hello Developer's Reference Team
I'm just a Debian user, not a developer, so you can safely ignore me. :)
But I have a tiny suggestion for your Developer's Reference manual.
More specifically to the part 188.8.131.52:
It suggests uuencoded form for binary files that are shipped with Debian
source packages' diff.gz file. The footnote 7 gives perl example.
May I suggest using the ASCII armored gpg format instead? In other
words: "gpg --armor --store binaryfile". The advantage is that gpg
compresses files before encoding. Therefore the ASCII armored file may
even be smaller than the original. gpg uses base64 encoding which in
itself is more compact than the standard uuencode.
Just thoughts. Thanks.
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