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Re: 1.7.0-alpha3 tarballs up for testing / signing

From: Senthil Kumaran S <stylesen_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2011 10:51:56 +0530

Hi Peter,

On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 10:41 AM, Peter Samuelson <peter_at_p12n.org> wrote:
> Historically the "uncompress / recompress / get original compressed
> file" process has been noticeably more reliable with bzip2 than gzip.
> Probably because there is only one canonical bzip2 implementation,
> whereas there are quite a few implementations of the gzip algorithm,
> and they will not necessarily all produce exactly the same compressed
> output.  gzip also has tuning flags such as --rsyncable (may still be
> Debian-specific, I'm not sure) which bzip2 does not.

Thanks for the explanation.

> Thus if you want to only download one file, and check the checksum of
> both, you should download the .gz and recompress it to .bz2, not vice
> versa.

I never used to do this in the past. I got the .tar.gz from .bz2 as
mentioned here -
- May be we need to rev the piece of text in that link.

Thank You.

Senthil Kumaran S
Received on 2011-07-08 07:22:51 CEST

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