IIRC bzip2 saved over 30% on the 1.0.1-pre3 iso image.....
On Thu, 5 Jul 2001 cattelan@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Nathan Straz wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 04:15:26PM -0600, D. Stimits wrote:
> > > Being that the ISO images are rather large, it might be nice to have a
> > > duplicate of each current ISO available that is the gzip version.
> > Here's an old FTP trick, append a .gz to any filename on an FTP site and
> > the FTP server will gzip it for you.
> Good idea (I'll check to make sure oss is configed to do this)
> but I doubt this will save space,
> every file on the iso is already compressed.
> So about the only space to be gained would be in
> the cd9660 file system, which I very small to start with.
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