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

Daenyth Blank daenyth+arch at gmail.com
Tue Mar 9 15:38:36 CET 2010

On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 09:23, Dale Blount <dale at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> I was going to respond to this thread and say we should keep a small
>> subset of packages in tar.gz format for things like this. Most of them
>> happen to be mine, but:
>> * pacman
>> * libarchive
>> * libfetch
>> * zlib ?
>> * glibc ?
>> * bash ?
> +1.  At some point pacman is going to need a glibc update to work and
> not being able to install glibc because it's a xz is an issue.  We
> should probably add a versioned glibc to pacman's depends so someone
> doesn't end up upgrading pacman and not being able to run it because
> glibc didn't get updated as well.
> Dale
 +1 to everything here. Will it work if we set PKGEXT in the PKGBUILD
itself with a comment so that it overrides makepkg.conf?

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