Re: Linux Kernel Source Compression
From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Mon May 22 2006 - 16:23:40 EST
>> > Any idea why this wasn't done for bzip2?
>> Yes, the bzip2 author I have been told was originally planning to do that,
>> but then thought it would be harder to deploy that way (because gzip is a
>> core utility, and people are nervous about making it larger.)
I'd say that concern is valid.
>It's a bit of a shame bzip2 even exists, really. It really would be better if
>there was one unified, pluggable archiver on UNIX (and portables).
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