Re: OFFTOPIC: Re: bzip2 for kernel dists?

Mr. James W. Laferriere Network Engineer (
Tue, 16 Dec 1997 20:55:10 -0800 (PST)

Hello Philip,

On Tue, 16 Dec 1997, Philip Blundell wrote:
> >The .bz2 files on are automatically generated from the
> >.gz files. If you don't want to, don't mirror them. In fact, the
> >.bz2 files are liable to go away if we run short on disk space.
> Of course, there are ftp servers out there that can generate various formats
> of compressed file on the fly. I daresay making this work with bz2 wouldn't
> be hard.

Please don't. If you haven't seen the compression times for
bzip2 compared to gzip. :-{ An on the fly thing would almost
be of no help to either the person downloading or the Server
trying to do the compression, ... Yet.

tl, JimL
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