[arch-dev-public] [PATCH] Support xz compressed packages

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Mon Feb 15 09:12:15 EST 2010

Am Montag, 15. Februar 2010 15:04:28 schrieb Pierre Schmitz:
> This simple patch allows us to slowly migrate to xz compressed packages.

Yes, it's really that easy when we assume that all new packages have to be xz 
compressed. So once this is applied and online everybody has to set the new 
PKGEXT in his makepkg.conf

I didn't alter the db file compression as this would obiously everything as 
this is hard coded in pacman. Compressing the sources with xz (or compressing 
them at all) is not worth it as they usually include already compressed files 
from upstream.

pacman and devtools are already prepared for handling xz compression.


Pierre Schmitz, https://users.archlinux.de/~pierre

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