Ports GZIP'ed Tarball Suggestion

Hiten Pandya hmp at freebsd.org
Sat May 22 20:57:42 PDT 2004

Dear Ports Team,

(not subscribed to list, followup directly please)

You are all doing a great job!  Keep it up!

I see that the Ports tree is provided as a GZIP'ed tar file from
http://www.freebsd.org/ports/.  I am surprised why a Bzip2 version
is not provided?

I locally recompressed it, and the Bzip2 file comes to quite a
smaller size *relative* to the Gzip'ed file:

crashbox# du ports.tar.gz
24928   ports.tar.gz

crashbox# du ports.tar.bz2
19040   ports.tar.bz2

Just a suggestion anyway. :-)

Hiten Pandya
hmp at freebsd.org

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