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Re: RFC: Support for zstd in .deb packages?

On Tue, May 01, 2018 at 10:36:34AM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Apr 27, Julian Andres Klode <jak@debian.org> wrote:
> > Our major use case is cloud initial setup, image building, CI, buildds, all
> > of which do not require any syncs, and can safely use eatmydata, for example;
> > hence the enormous speed up.
> I do not believe that it would be wise to optimize our packaging system 
> for the niche target of package development.
> In my experience as a cloud infrastructure provider, new systems are 
> cloned/instantiated from golden images and not from debootstrap or d-i.

And even creating these golden images does not take long.  In my
experience a large fraction of the time actually goes into uploading
such images so they can be used.


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