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

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Fri Jul 3 10:38:17 EDT 2009

On Friday 03 July 2009 16:28:13 Thomas Bächler wrote:
> 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).

Afaik the pkgext is often cut to get the pkgname. For split packages we need 
to get this info from .PKGINFO. From this point on the filename or compression 
method does not matter anymore.


Pierre Schmitz, http://users.archlinux.de/~pierre

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