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Re: [ANNOUNCE] experiemental dpkg available

On Fri, Oct 29, 1999 at 10:22:07AM +0900, Miles Bader wrote:
> Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@ualberta.ca> writes:
> > > 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) 
> > 
> > Only if you are connecting through a straw or are not using a CD. Around
> > here the time to download is <<< time to install even with gzip!
> The `10x longer to download' is certainly true for a 56k modem,
> so I suspect quite a few (perhaps a majority) of the people that are
> downloading are doing so `through straws'...

And what about people using 33.6k (me) or even slower modems or
people with 56k on very overcrowded part of net.

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