Change to bzip2?

Pozsar Balazs pozsy at
Thu Feb 3 00:00:26 UTC 2005

On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 06:03:24AM -0800, Steve G wrote:
> Hi,
> With the discussion about trimming specfile changelogs to save space and improve
> downloads...why not go one step further? Mandrake has been using bzip2 for a
> while and it works just as well and files are significantly smaller. The
> conversion could be done in several steps:
> 1) man pages - less already handles bzipped man pages
> 2) info pages - I submited patch in bz #128637 to try to get it working
> 3) tar
> 4) rpms - I'm sure the patch is in Mandrake's version

If the rpm contains compressed man pages/info pages/whatever overall 
compression ratio (package size) will be _worse_.

Nothing should be compressed _inside_ the rpm.


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