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

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 15:02:18 CET 2010

On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 6:15 AM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 9. März 2010 22:39:57 schrieb Allan McRae:
>> So...  are people happy with me compressing the upcoming toolchain
>> rebuild with xz?  There are no versioned deps between pacman or any of
>> its deps and the toolchain.  That means the initial upgrade to pacman
>> when upgrading a system will not be affected by this.  If that ever
>> changes, I will switch back.
> I just downloaded the 2008.06 iso and could successfully issue an -Syu. (I
> have now added pacman-mirrorlist to the packages that should be kept in gz
> format)
> I also tried a iso from 2007 but that kernel glibc wasn't compatible. But such
> an old setup could only be updated from a newer live cd anyway.
> In other words: the current solutions ensures that there is still a smooth
> update path for systems that haven't seen an -Syu for about two years. I
> really don't think we should worry here.

Awesome- thanks for looking into this, Pierre.


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