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Re: Experiment with using 7z for gzip compression of packages


tonda.misek@post.cz wrote:

> I did experiment with using 7z for gzip compression
> 0) 1132 packages (I used my apt cache):          	1 076 539kB - 100%
> 1) recompress the control.tar.gz and data.tar.gz:	1 038 391kB - 96.5%
> I used "7z a -tgzip -mx9 file.gz file".
> My "recompress" scripts are very easy and cannot handle correctly all
> situations so the result is not 100% precise.

I wonder what 7z is doing to get this ~4.5% improvement.  Could gzip learn
an option to use the same trick?

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