From: Walter Haidinger <walter.haidinger@gm...> - 2002-10-02 07:50:45
Release 0.5 moved from gzip to bzip2 to compress archives.
I wonder why the archives are compressed at all!
IMHO, there is enough room on the ISO image for uncompressed packages
(Devil-Linux just needs 10% of a CD-R). Would make system boot faster and
archive integrity could be checked by other means (e.g. md5 hashes) if
Also, there would be no impact when downloading the distribution because
the tarball is packed nevertheless.
So, I really see no obvious advantage in having compressed packages or
archives (modules.tar.bz2, etc) except for the configuration on floppy.
Comments _are_ appreciated! ;-)