Compressing packages with bzip2 instead gzip?
ubuntu at paul.sladen.org
Wed Jan 18 15:20:21 GMT 2006
On Mon, 16 Jan 2006, Phillip Susi wrote:
> I believe it already does do gzip -9. How would this make "tricks like
> debdiff" easier?
dpkg-deb uses zlib directly; it can end up passing different blocks than
gzip would produce; therefore creating a different output stream, even if
the uncompressed data is indentical.
This is like using 'pkzip' or 'gzip'; The low-level internal algorithm is
the same and the end result indentical, but the encoding may differ.
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