[arch-general] Adopt tar.xz for official repo packaging ?

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Fri Jul 3 10:28:13 EDT 2009

Pierre Schmitz schrieb:
> On Friday 03 July 2009 16:02:38 Thomas Bächler wrote:
>> Our db scripts and devtools always assume .tar.gz though, this is also
>> easy to change.
> Patches are already in git. But atm it does only support one compression 
> method at once. So we either need a patch to allow both during transition or 
> we recompress the whole repo...

devtools and db scripts should accept whatever resides in staging IMO, 
regardless of the compression. So if Andy (for example) wants smaller 
OOo packages, he simply sets makepkg to use .xz, uploads it and devtools 
adds the .xz package (not caring that the rest of the repo is gz, I 
think repo-add should have no problem with that). This way any developer 
could choose if (de)compression time or size is more important and we 
would have a very smooth transition (if we were to completely switch to gz).

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