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SubjectRE: OFFTOPIC: Re: bzip2 for kernel dists?
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> ==> Regarding RE: OFFTOPIC: Re: bzip2 for kernel dists?; "Jordan
> Mendelson" <jordy@wserv.com> adds:
>
>
> jordy> So, bzip2 yeilds better compression, it's free (no patent
> jordy> restrictions on algs, etc), and it's available in binary & source
> jordy> form for Linux & a number of other OSs. What's keeping kernels from
> jordy> being distributed like this?
>
> > ls /pub/linux/kernel/v2.0
> .....
> linux-2.0.10.tar.gz linux-2.0.31.tar.gz patch-2.0.21.gz
> linux-2.0.11.tar.bz2 linux-2.0.32.tar.bz2 patch-2.0.22.bz2
> linux-2.0.11.tar.gz linux-2.0.32.tar.gz patch-2.0.22.gz
> ....

Good to see someone listened, now howabout a 'tools' directory with a copy
of bzip2 in it. Also, don't suppose anyone has the /etc/magic entries for
bzip2? :)

-rw-rw-r-- 1 502 101 7822957 Dec 9 21:24 linux-2.1.72.tar.bz2
-rw-rw-r-- 1 502 101 9628900 Dec 9 21:24 linux-2.1.72.tar.gz


I feel so useful. :)

Jordan

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