[arch-general] Adopt tar.xz for official repo packaging ?
Nathan K. Bathory
kumyco at kh.nu
Fri Jul 3 09:28:22 EDT 2009
On Fri, 03 Jul 2009 09:24:32 -0400
Andrei Thorp <garoth at gmail.com> wrote:
> Excerpts from b4283's message of Fri Jul 03 06:32:14 -0400 2009:
> > 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?
> Well, one nice thing about being a distro is that you have some
> ability to choose what stuff the users will have on their computers :)
> And you really raise a solid argument in my view. That's like half the
> Does compression/decompression take longer? Are there any other bad
> parts to using this compression algorithm that are worth mentioning
> aside from lack of popularity?
> (Note, isn't even bzip better at filesize than gzip?)
read through the archived posts, i'm sure this was discussed already ..
iirc the issue was with implementing this in libarchive and some
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