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

Andreas Radke a.radke at arcor.de
Mon Feb 15 13:32:32 EST 2010

Am Mon, 15 Feb 2010 17:47:53 +0100
schrieb Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de>:

> Am Montag, 15. Februar 2010 17:27:51 schrieb Pierre Schmitz:
> > if you have one reason why it should be useful
> I found one myself. pacman, libarchive and xz-utils should stay in gz
> format for a while to make it possible to update old machines which
> haven't been updated for long.
> BUT: for these rare cases we can simply use repo-add etc. directly.

any idea how long it takes to compress OOo main package? as far as I
know it needs a lot more time than gz/bz compression. does xz make use
of SMP cpus? 

if not it's not an improvement and we should think about pbzip that now
supports tar interaction and pipes!


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