[arch-dev-public] Moving to pkg.tar.xz officially?

Dale Blount dale at archlinux.org
Tue Mar 9 14:54:32 CET 2010

On Tue, 2010-03-09 at 08:16 +0100, Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> Hi all,
> some of us already commit xz compressed packages, others don't. We didn't 
> really decide on this yet.
> So, is there a reason not to recommond every TU and Dev to change PKGEXT to 
> .pkg.tar.xz?
> We might also want to write a little announcement to inform users about this 
> change. While most of them wont be affected, some would have to adjust their 
> custom scripts. And for those who use netinstall on a 2009.02 or older iso 
> would have to run pacman -Syu once to get a version of libarchive which is 
> able to deal with xz.

If we do this, we should leave pacman and libarchive in a historic
format for quite a while (or forever).  Those packages are already small
enough it doesn't really matter.


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