[arch-dev-public] RFC: (devtools) Changing default compression method to zstd

Evangelos Foutras evangelos at foutrelis.com
Sun Mar 24 22:20:16 UTC 2019

On Sun, 24 Mar 2019 at 23:45, Allan McRae via arch-dev-public
<arch-dev-public at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 25/3/19 4:34 am, Robin Broda via arch-dev-public wrote:
> > This change requires a new pacman release, as as of writing this, zstd support is in master but hasn't landed in a release yet.
> Which is a complete blocker for quite a period of time.
> We need to assume every system has a copy of pacman-5.2+ before we can
> switch packages to zstd.

Why is pacman support needed here? I can already install .zstd
packages using pacman 5.1.3.

The crucial part seems to be libarchive support, which was added in
v3.3.3 (~ September 2018).

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