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Re: RPM roadmapping



Arthur Pemberton wrote:
On 8/2/07, Ralf Ertzinger <fedora camperquake de> 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?

I just do not see the need for this.


Seems like computer history has taught us that this is a bad reason to
not extend something.

Exactly! Did you ever wonder what unix would have been like if it only supported the operations where Ken Thompson had been given a use case?

"Rule of Extensibility: Design for the future, because it will be here sooner than you think"

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  Les Mikesell
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