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Re: createrepo/rpm-metadata repository format creator ver 0.3.4



> http://python-bz2.sourceforge.net/
> 

and it's not available in lots of distros.

> When compressing XML, bzip2 beats gzip by a large margin.  For example
> the createrepo files for the full FC2 DVD as currently created with gzip
> are about 7.74 MB total, and the same ones bzipped (gunzip ; bzip2 -9)
> are about 4.90 MB total.  It depends on connection and processor speed
> how big or small the overall benefit is.
> 
> Not that it would be an absolute must have right now, but keeping the
> bzip2 option on the map in addition to gzip for the future would be a
> good idea IMO.

It's not ruled out - it just isn't everywhere right now, so it's not
easily usable.


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