Compressing packages with bzip2 instead gzip?

Carlos Ribeiro carribeiro at
Fri Dec 9 21:39:18 GMT 2005

On 12/9/05, Olafur Arason <olafra at> wrote:
> So 7zip seems to be the best overall, but if you have big
> text files then rzip is for you. But 7zip has horrible
> compression speed.

As said... you compress only once. Specially if the package gets
recompressed on the central repository. This way the testing can be done
with tar.gz (much quicker) and after the package stabilizes, it is
recompressed & repackaged automatically.

That's only an idea though, as I have no access to the central repository to
try it myself... (although I could possible try the develop some kind of
automated repackagind robot in my own PC).

Carlos Ribeiro
Consultoria em Projetos
mail: carribeiro at
mail: carribeiro at
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