Re: .deb format: let's use 0.939, zstd, drop bzip2
- Date: Wed, 08 May 2019 14:29:11 -0400
- From: Sam Hartman <hartmans@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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 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.