Re: Please add lzip support in the repository
- Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:26:43 +0300
- From: Adrian Bunk <bunk@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Please add lzip support in the repository
On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 08:36:48PM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> We pretty much need Debian packages to be 100% correct in the first
> place, they are not going to be subject to lossy recovery from
> corruption (which is where lzip is supposed to be much better than xz):
> we need to replace any that is even slightly corrupt with a fully
> correct copy.
> So, it would make more sense to have a par2 (or create a modern version
> of it, actually) ECC layer on top of the compression layer, at which
> point we can use one of the already supported compression formats.
A digital signature is an ECC layer.
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