Change to bzip2?

Sean Middleditch elanthis at
Wed Feb 2 15:32:41 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-02-02 at 07:28 -0800, Kenneth Porter wrote:
> --On Wednesday, February 02, 2005 3:45 PM +0100 Florian La Roche 
> <laroche at> wrote:
> > I think staying with gzip is ok as it really is a good middle ground
> > between speed and disk compression ratio. bzip2 "feels" noticable slower.
> Is that true on extraction or only on creation?


I wonder how much time has been spent by assembler-gods trying to
optimize bzip2 for various architectures, though...

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