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Re: [devel-ref] author/homepage in description

On Mon, 16 Dec 2002, Wichert Akkerman wrote:

> I did some quick math to see how much a Packages file will grow
> if we add a Homepage URL.

> As a result of this the Packages file will increase 516343 - 25919 = 490424
> bytes, or around 479 kilobyte. That is a lot of data for people using
> modems.

Isn't Packages compressed when apt-get downloads it?  Looking at woody's
Packages.gz, it's compressed about 5:1, so I would expect this new
homepage tag to compress at least equally well, turning this into a 100kb


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