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Bzip2 include the std. Installation?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Bzip2 include the std. Installation?
- From: Rembrandt <rembrandt_(_at_)_helith_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 06:59:18 +0100
- Organization: Helith Network
I just would like to know if it's possible to include Bzip2 in the
I don't think about compressing the install sets with Bzip2 course some
months ago the developers tolfd me that old mashines wouldn't be able to
handle that (-> it would need to much time).
But what's about including Bzip2 in the default installation like Gzip?
It would just need some MBs (I don#t know how many exactly but I'm sure
it wont be 6) more at the CD and it's an advantage course many
developers provide Bzip2-Compressed archives so the Port-System could
use them. That would save bandwith (worldwide :) ).
And if somebody use old hardware (e.g. a Pentium90 or a VAX) this
somebody would prefere precompiled binaries I think (I do course I
installed oBSD also on such old Hardware).
And if somebody wanna install e.g. nmap on a router (let's take a
Pentium 120 with 48MB RAM) from ports he/she could also wait some
seconds more, or?
Saving bandwith is importent for small companies who pay for each MB or
also users who have just a limited DSL-Account (like 5GB/month or a
speedlimit to 10-20kb/s).
So the disadvantages are:
- It will need some MB on the CD-Sets
- It needs more CPU-power (so it's slower, maybe also more RAM?)
So the advantages are
- It helps users with a small bandwith connection (modem, isdn,
limited DSL (just have a look to romania))
- It helps users with a traffic-limit
- Bzip2 is already needed by some ports so if it's installed it would be
just already include a installed OpenBSD and users would have no need to
install it from the ports.
- It could be integrated into tar like on other systems
- Gzip is integrated (integrated==e.g. tar -z)
So it's just a request to include Bzip2, not to use it for the
install-sets (even fBSD use if I'm not wrong it and it works).
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