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

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Tue Dec 18 13:24:00 UTC 2007

On Tue, Dec 18, 2007 at 11:09:50AM +0100, Thilo Six wrote:

> Only with OOo core moved from gz to 7z we save: 39084 - 27358 = 11726kB on
> the CDs!!

The LiveCDs don't include the binary debs - the compression is handled 
by squashfs. I /suspect/ that the limiting factor in the liveCDs is the 
speed of the CD drive rather than the compression mechanism, so 
investigating lzma there might be helpful. There appears to be an 
lzma-based fork of squashfs at

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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