[oi-dev] Please Zip compress the USB downloads from OI

Till Wegmüller toasterson at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 19:23:16 UTC 2018


The Image itself is compressed. However not the USB part but the LOFI
File representing /usr on the Live system.

What you compressed was the Sparse part of the image. I.e the Allocated
but not used USB Image Parts.

As soon as we have the combined image that will be solved.

What will help however Especially for people in the US is to pick a
local mirror. AFAIK the main Server is in the UK not US.


On 10.08.2018 19:22, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Aug 2018, John Howard wrote:
>> Yesterday I downloaded the minimal USB.  I am in USA, not Europe or Asia,
>> so I did not choose an alternative mirror for the download.  Average
>> speed
>> was modem circa 1990 around 56 Kb/s.  It took almost 3 hours.  Okay, if
>> that is how it is now.
>> The problem is, out of curiousity, I compressed the downloaded minimal
>> USB
>> file 25% using Zip.
>> Similar savings result for the 2 GiB Live USB down to 1.6 GiB.
> If the image is to be compressed, then it is likely that there is a
> popular compression algorithm (e.g. xz or 7zip) which is more effective
> than gzip.
> Bob

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