Alistair Lambie wrote:
> On 05 Jul 2001 17:42:01 -0500, cattelan@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > Nathan Straz wrote:
> > > On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 04:15:26PM -0600, D. Stimits wrote:
> > > > Being that the ISO images are rather large, it might be nice to have a
> > > > duplicate of each current ISO available that is the gzip version.
> > >
> > > Here's an old FTP trick, append a .gz to any filename on an FTP site and
> > > the FTP server will gzip it for you.
> > >
> > Good idea (I'll check to make sure oss is configed to do this)
> > but I doubt this will save space,
> > every file on the iso is already compressed.
> > So about the only space to be gained would be in
> > the cd9660 file system, which I very small to start with.
> I thought it wouldn't save much either, but I just did it on
> RH7.1-SGI-XFS-1.0.iso and it went from 299MB to 221MB.
> Alistair Lambie alambie@xxxxxxx
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The machine I hope to start the download on tonight receives at 26.4
kbps. Hmm. 78 MB might help :P
The .gz notes show it runs max compression, so I'll use that if a gzip
-9 isn't available. It would still be quite useful to have a
precompressed image, since the cpu load to do a -9 compression is
"significant", and a one-time compression is probably the better
D. Stimits, stimits@xxxxxxxxxx