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Re: RFC#8 - bzip2



On Wed, Feb 26, 2003 at 11:48:55AM +0100, Marc Espie wrote:
> This is not true. bzip2 needs more memory to decompress stuff. It is a
> hindrance on older machines, or would make it downright impossible to
> install the base sets without a larger memory footprint (e.g., bump
> the minimal requirements for a 386 install from 12M to 16M).
> You might think this is not important, but an older i386 can be quite
> adequate as a personal firewall box (hint: slow machine, no fans, no
> noise...)

Installation on an i386 box already requires more than 16MB of memory as
it is.

// Brad