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Re: RPM roadmapping



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.


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