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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon May 11 20:09:44 EDT 2009

Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 12. Mai 2009 01:23:16 schrieb Dan McGee:
>> For libarchive to support lzma/xz natively, we would need liblzma in
>> core as well. Thoughts?
> Sure its only a few KB. Even the complete lzma-utils package would be only 
> 75KB.
> Anyway: Would it be better to use (successor) xz instead? Or ist the file 
> format somehow compatible?
> However: I think its a good idea to build libarchive with support for lzma/xz. 
> Other tools (afaik KDE 4.3) will make use if this then, too.

Does lzma-utils need to be a dep or is an opt-dep fine?  That would make 
the whole discussion moot...  Anyway, I fine with bringing this to 
[core].  It would be bad to disable features just because of the 
arbitary bounary between [core] and [extra].


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