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

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr
Thu Mar 10 16:10:08 UTC 2005

> .debs have historically been .gz, but .bz2 compression has recently been
> added. However, it takes longer for slow or memory-starved machines to
> decompress .bz2, so we're being cautious about how we use it. Size isn't
> everything ...
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

Thanks for the info Colin, that clarified everything I wanted to
know :o)


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