Subject: re: Not use gzip on miniroot.fs?
To: Andrey Petrov <email@example.com>
From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/28/2003 22:36:05
On Thu, Mar 27, 2003 at 04:36:36PM -0500, leam wrote:
> Last week I did an install from a solaris platform to another disk in
> the same box. One thing that struck me as odd was that miniroot.fs was a
> tgz file, that is, gzip'd. Until Solaris 9, I don't think gzip came with
> Solaris, and it is just one more step to work around.
> Is there any reason to not leave it as non-gzip'd, or use compress? I
> realize gzip is probably a better compression agent, but we're just
> adding one more step in the process.
gzip is 'de-facto' standard utility, and solaris9 is just another prove
of it. Look on any ftp site - everything is gzipped. If you use
a machine these days you'll have gzip there. So I doubt there will be
demand for not-gzipped miniroot.fs.
while i pretty much agree i will note that we used to ship
sunos4 versions of gnutar and gzip...