Subject: Re: signed binary pkgs [was: Re: BPG call for use cases]
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/26/2005 18:32:44
On Mon, 25 Jul 2005, Todd Vierling wrote:

> It's much more efficient to allow multiple files in the same distribution
> archive to share a compression dictionary.

Ah, I'd forgotten about that. Are multiple passes over the file
verboten? That would probably be faster than extracting to a staging
area, anyway.

> There have been many repeated suggestions/requests to integrate libbz2 into
> pkg_add so that packages can switch to .tbz format by default.

Well, getting off topic here, but doesn't the default gunzip library do
those as well? I know that the gunzip command line program certainly
decompresses bz2 files with no problem.

(Getting off of crypto here, so I've taken this off of tech-security;
please keep me cc'd, thanks.)

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