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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.

cu
Adrian

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