*.Deb packages : what compression format does it use ??

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Thu Mar 10 15:19:43 UTC 2005

On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 11:34:30AM +0000, Thomas Beckett wrote:
> second item shows that bz2 compressed .debs are coming (just one at
> the moment i gather from the page).

No, all the language packs are bzip2-compressed, for starters.

> Looks like it is being tested in Hoary and may well be used as
> standard in Hoary +1. It would make downloading faster, but also it
> would mean that more packages - and therefore features - can be
> stuffed onto the once CD which means that things like mono and beagle
> may make it into main for next release...

Note that main is rather more than just the CD, so CD size is not an
obstacle to adding more packages to main. In general we consider things
like supportability well ahead of that.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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