Sunday, 10 September 2017

Re: Compressed apt index files by default for 18.04?

On Sat, Sep 09, 2017 at 04:41:27PM +0200, Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> I'd like us to try out using LZ4 compressed index files in
> /var/lib/apt/lists for 18.04, starting from the beginning
> of the development period with apt 1.6~alpha1 (ASAP).
>
> This is done by swapping the default for Acquire::gzipIndexes
> from false to true.
>
> On my (Debian) system, this compresses /var/lib/apt/lists
> from 1.3 GB down to 241 MB, which is a lot of space.
>
> There are some packages broken with this, I just started
> a mass bug filing in Debian for that purpose.

Note that we'd need to get
https://code.launchpad.net/~cjwatson/launchpad-buildd/apt-lists/+merge/286751
reviewed and landed before doing this, or dep-wait analysis of failed
builds will break.

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