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Re: Proper selection of compression algorithm

On Tue, Feb 02, 2010 at 07:59:03AM +0100, fulvio ciriaco wrote:
> I do not even understand what is the point behind providing
> more compression algorithms.

bzip2 is extremely slow, both on compression and decompression.
XZ (aka LZMA) provides a better compression ratio without being that
slow to decompress. Compression time doesn't matter that much e.g. for
the bulk builds.


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