[Bug 822358] Re: zip or bzip2 should be compression choices as well as gzip

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Aug 8 22:25:46 CEST 2011


Presumably, you are talking about the archive periodic text files.
Compression of these files is a holdover from the days of much more
limited bandwidth. It makes no sense in today's internet. It actually
consumes additional space on the server because the uncompressed files
are still kept along side the compressed ones. Further, depending on the
configuration of the web server, the compressed file may actually be
uncompressed before transmission to the browser.

For these reasons, I recommend you remove the cron/nightly_gzip job from
Mailman's crontab and remove any archives/private/LISTNAME/PERIOD.txt.gz
files from the server. Then, the next time the archive TOC page is
updated, all the links will revert to the .txt files.

** Changed in: mailman
   Importance: Undecided => Low

** Changed in: mailman
       Status: New => Won't Fix

** Changed in: mailman
     Assignee: (unassigned) => Mark Sapiro (msapiro)

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