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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.33-rc7
On Sat, Feb 06, 2010 at 02:49:49PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Would it be ok to _only_ have the 'bz2' patches and tar-balls?
> Having two copies of every large file seems silly, if nobody really
> requires the traditional .gz format..

When I grab tarballs, I only grab .gz. Bandwidth isn't a
problem (3 minutes versus four on my DSL, I still switch over to another
screen and check back). But .bz2 unpacks very slowly in the
environments I'm usually grabbing a tarball for. I save more time
unpacking .gz than I do downloading .bz2.
That said, I'm often doing repeated unpacks, so I could easily
turn a .bz2 into .gz when I first grab it, then use the local .gz.



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