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a few tar.xz packages are bigger than their uncompressed tar


I looked into the local folder where the downloaded packages are saved before they are installed. I noticed that a few compressed archives files are using more size than their uncompressed form. For example, the libstdc++6-6.4.0-1.tar.xz file uses more space than its uncompressed tar file (on cygwin x86_64).

That is not surprising. All compression methods may sometimes inflate the final amount of data.

Would it be a way to keep the tar archive file uncompressed if the compressed form needs more space ?


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