[lfs-support] Package management

Andrew Benton andy at benton.eu.com
Mon Mar 26 05:38:13 PDT 2012


On Mon, 26 Mar 2012 06:03:59 +0100
DJ Lucas <dj at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:

> packaged up as a tar.bz2 (guess 
> I should probably use xz now)

It depends on the situation. If the files are just for local use (no
one is downloading them) then the factors are disk space, RAM and time.
If disk space is tight and you've got lots of time and RAM, xz is a
good choice. If you've got lots of disk space and you don't like
waiting, good old gz is still a reasonable choice.

Andy



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