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Re: RPM roadmapping



Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
Hi.

On Thu, 02 Aug 2007 16:53:43 +0300, Jonathan Dieter wrote:

The main problem with using cpio is that individual files have a limit
of 2GB (which isn't a problem in most cases, but it is a limit).  Why
not push a newer cpio format that changes all 16-bit and 32-bit
records to 64-bit (along with specifying endienness)?

What exactly is the use case of files larger than 2GB wrt RPM?

Believe it or not, I know of one piece of software with a 3GB (compiled) regular expression automaton. Though it'll never be a candidate for a package in Fedora, it'd still be nice if the vendor could package it in rpm. The same is true for large datasets.

Frankly, it's useful for all the same reasons as having support for >2GB files *at all* in the OS.

--
  Peter


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