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Andreas Hauser andy at
Sun Aug 15 03:25:53 PDT 2004

dillon wrote @ Wed, 11 Aug 2004 09:12:20 -0700 (PDT):

>     Well, I dunno.  bzip2 is now fairly ubiquitous in the world of UNIX,
>     and it does produce ~17% better compressed ISOs.  While I don't think
>     it is a good general choice due to its lack of flexibility in cpu
>     consumption (1), it may be a good choice for ISO distribution.  bzip2 -9
>     produces a 70MB file while gzip -9 produces an 82MB file.

With 7z i get a 49 MB file instead of the 79 MB with gzip.
See archivers/p7zip and


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