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




On 24/09/2017 20:46, Jérôme Bouat wrote:
Hello,

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).

I do not see it

$ ls -s  libstdc++6-6.4.0-1.tar.xz
280K libstdc++6-6.4.0-1.tar.xz

$ ls -s usr/bin/cygstdc++-6.dll
1.4M usr/bin/cygstdc++-6.dll

Regards
Marco

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