[arch-dev-public] LZMA - in or out? ([signoff] libarchive 2.6.0)

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Mon May 11 19:23:16 EDT 2009

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 6:19 PM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
> Am Montag, 11. Mai 2009 20:58:50 schrieb Hugo Doria:
>> I am sorry for resurrect this thread, but i wish to know what was
>> decided about lzma. I still think that lzma could be a good use for
>> us.
>> BTW, Slackware will use the lzma compression:
>> ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/ChangeLog.txt
>> -- Hugo
> I think we just need to wait until xz is stable and there is a libarchive
> version supporting it. According to http://tukaani.org/xz/ the file format
> itself seems stable but the tools not(?).

>From the libarchive 2.7.0 release notes (whoops, this is still sitting
in testing but is not currently built with lzma/xz support):

 * First-class support for lzma and xz reading and writing, using the
newly-released liblzma libraries.

For libarchive to support lzma/xz natively, we would need liblzma in
core as well. Thoughts?


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