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Old 04-02-2008, 02:05 PM
Mike Bird
 
Default Adding lzma to dpkg's Pre-Depends

On Wed April 2 2008 01:52:39 Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 02, 2008 at 10:24:43AM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > The results are a bit misleading, because they compare the absolute
> > gain.
>
> It's the absolute size savings that counts - that's what's going to have
> the biggest impact on mirror size, mirroring time, CD set size, and
> download times for users.

Lucas made a good point. Better to save 20% on ten 10MB packages than
saving 10% on one 100MB package.

Although we can probably have both, modulo decompression RAM issues.

--Mike Bird


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