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Re: RPM roadmapping



Horst H. von Brand (vonbrand inf utfsm cl) said: 
> cpio is a real standard archive format (there are something like a half
> dozen _different_ tar formats around) plus it is very simple.
> 
> gz, bz2, etc are file compression standards, that is completely
> orthogonal to the packing. And yes, if we are looking for new RPM
> features, perhaps a look at better compression would be in order...

bz2 makes things somewhat smaller, with a significant increase in
cpu time and memory usage; unknown how much that is worth it. rpm
already gzips the payload.

Bill


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