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

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Wed Dec 19 18:34:53 UTC 2007

On Dec 19, 2007 8:42 AM, Scott Ritchie <scott at> wrote:

> We should consider that it's not always the user's download that gets
> saturated, but the mirror's upload.  This is especially true on release
> day.
> A 30% reduction in filesize would translate to a 30% reduction in
> download time for everyone.  This becomes far more important when
> everyone's download time is over ten times as long as normal because of
> our mirror issues.
> More interestingly, it's quite likely that there are mirrors out there
> that become rate limited once a certain bandwidth threshhold is met due
> to cost concerns.  If we prevent them from reaching that threshold by
> lowering the bandwidth, we could reduce download time by even more than
> the filesize reduction.

I upgrade a between 2 days and 2 weeks before release to avoid waiting 4
hours for the upgrade to download on release day, like I did with Edgy.

Mackenzie Morgan
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