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SubjectRe: Deprecating .gz format on kernel.org
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>>>>> "tigran" == Tigran Aivazian <tigran@veritas.com> writes:

tigran> On Wed, 19 Mar 2003, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> i) Does this sound reasonable to everyone? In particular, is there any
>> loss in losing the "original" compressed files?

tigran> No, there is at least one reason for the "original" .gz files. Here are
tigran> the logical steps:

tigran> a) any Linux distribution contains their own "linux" package with the
tigran> source base being "vanilla" Linux .tar.gz file

Mandrake also use .bz2 since ages ago.

Later, Juan.

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