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Re: .deb format: let's use 0.939, zstd, drop bzip2




>>>>> "Adam" == Adam Borowski <kilobyte@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

    Adam> Hi!  I've recently did some research on how can we improve the
    Adam> * there's no 10¹⁰ bytes (~9.31GB) limit While no package this
    Adam> big is in the archive _yet_ (max being 1⎖652⎖244⎖360 bytes),
    Adam> both storage sizes and software bloat grow pretty fast, thus
    Adam> we'll break this barrier in a few years.  And there's a world
    Adam> outside the official archive -- I bet someone already has been
    Adam> burned by this limit.

I have.

I have not evaluated the rest of your proposal, but I can say that
outside the official archive the size limit is a real problem today.
It's not critical; I work around it, but it does hurt and will hurt more
as time increases.