Debian packages of Wine
scott at open-vote.org
Sat Jan 17 12:43:06 CST 2009
Lei Zhang wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 7:17 AM, Bjoern Krombholz
> <fox.box+wine at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 8:11 AM, Paul Bryan Roberts
>> <pbronline-wine at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>>> I'm puzzled by the sizes of the packages. Packages for Debian by Maurilio and James are 13-14 Mb to download whereas Ubuntu packages by Scott are only 7-8 Mb. Anyone see any reason for this ?
>> 1. Ubuntu debs are split into a base and a -dev pkg containing the includes.
>> 2. Ubuntu debs are lzma compressed, while those for Debian are gzip'ed.
> Curious, what versions of Debian / Ubuntu supports lzma compressed
> .deb packages?
8.10 Supports it natively, 8.04 does as well however policy says that
8.04 packages must pre-depend on the newer dpkg so that upgrades from
earlier Ubuntus go well.
Using lzma compression does make a huge difference. From the mirror's
perspective, it's about 100 gigabytes of data a month.
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