Subject: Re: Proposal: new binary package format
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/01/1999 13:41:02
On 1 Jun 1999, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> > This handles things like conflicts etc., what about aborted downloads?
> You can check the archive's integrety before starting to extract it.

Um... so instead of extracting the files to a staging area, you extract
the archive with the files to a staging area, then extract that archive in
/ (or whereever)? Gaining space mostly by not extracting the (compressed)
binary package's files to the staging area, but extracting the still
compressed archive with the files to the staging area? 

This wasn't clear in your proposal, please explain. :)

 - Hubert

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