[arch-general] Adopt tar.xz for official repo packaging ?
da.mi.spirit at gmail.com
Fri Jul 3 06:32:14 EDT 2009
Corrently Archlinux uses a tar+gzip combination and it works nicely.
But right now there's a stable lzma compression available using "tar Jcvf",
which could create much smaller packages and still fast decompressions.
(of course you need to have xz-utils)
think about all the bandwidth that could be saved !
my little experiment shows
i guess one of the major concerns is that tar & gzip is more common than xz.
but since GNU is also packing their coreutils in xz packs, i guess that
a good time to switch?
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