[arch-dev-public] RFC: (devtools) Changing default compression method to zstd
andrew.gregory.8 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 24 23:22:55 UTC 2019
On 03/25/19 at 12:15am, Robin Broda via arch-dev-public wrote:
> On 3/24/19 11:20 PM, Evangelos Foutras via arch-dev-public wrote:
> > 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).
> Yes, installing zstd packages works - the pacman release is merely
> required for makepkg. Unless that has already landed too, which
> would be news to me :)
> Thus i don't think we need a hold-off period like this, Allan.
We still need a hold-off period, we're just waiting to make sure
people have libarchive v3.3.3 instead of pacman v5.2.0.
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