Compressing packages with bzip2 instead gzip?

Phillip Susi psusi at
Fri Dec 9 20:32:37 GMT 2005

Not quite as well it seems.  I tried rzip -9 and it gave a .tar.rz that 
was 28,341,146 bytes, compared to 7-zip's 23,081,869 bytes.

Tristan Wibberley wrote:
> Mikael Eriksson wrote:
>> After running my script on a lot of packages i see a pattern. Really
>> small debs, ~2000 bytes large benefit most for gzip -9 compression. And
>> everything else benefits most for 7z compression.
> How does rzip fare? It uses a lot of memory on really large files
> (multi-hundred MB), but is really, really good at compressing.

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