Re: [ANNOUNCE] experiemental dpkg available
> Furthermore, I would propose that this bz2 function not be extensively
> used, except in cases where some of the following are true:
> a) The package is expected to be only usefull on a high powered system
> b) The package gets substantial savings in size.
> c) The user base for the package is small
> Remember, bunzip2 needs a meg of scratch memory and a huge wack of CPU
> power, small machines cannot handle it.
download time is usually 10x longer than bunip2ing of dowloaded file
and many pays for this time
so it will be much cheaper and faster on slow connections
if bz2 is used for the reasonable amount of packages (at least bigger ones)