Re: Please add lzip support in the repository
- Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:01:39 -0300
- From: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Please add lzip support in the repository
On Fri, 16 Jun 2017, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> 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.
ECC as in eliptic-curve crypto? That's useless for repair.
It should have been obvious by context, especially since I even
mentioned "par2", but it was ECC as in Error-Correcting Code.