Mike Gigante wrote:
> IIRC bzip2 saved over 30% on the 1.0.1-pre3 iso image.....
bzip2 is superior, except in one respect...you can't use common windows
programs to decompress it and burn a linux cd on win; winzip will work
fine with gzip and tar files though, so it is rather universal.
D. Stimits, stimits@xxxxxxxxxx
> 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.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Nate Straz nstraz@xxxxxxx
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