Changing dpkg-deb default compression from gzip to lzma for Hardy

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Tue Dec 18 07:20:34 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-12-18 at 01:09 +0100, Thilo Six wrote:
> ~30% less download time

A while ago I read about changing apt/dpkg to allow for the handling of
security updates through binary patches. Does anyone know what came out
of this? 

It seems to me that for slower connections, binary patches are the only
feasible way. Redownloading the whole of, e.g., OOo because a bunch of
source code lines changed somewhere will never cut it for users on slow
links, regardless of a slightly more effizient compression method.

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