[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] LZMA - in or out? ([signoff] libarchive 2.6.0)

Grigorios Bouzakis grbzks at gmail.com
Tue May 12 02:37:58 EDT 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 08:03:43AM +0200, Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 12. Mai 2009 02:06:31 schrieb Dan McGee:
> > Yes, of course. I think we can take some time to let it bake, as there
> > is not an immediate need, and when 5.0 comes out we can move it to
> > core and then rebuild libarchive with support for both.
> Sure, no need to hurry. Slackware has achieved a decrease of size from 1,9GB 
> to 1,4GB of their main repo. Our ratio should be lower as we don't have source 
> packages in our repos. But it should be easy to test once the tools are ready. 
> (du -h;gunzip *.gz;xz *.tar;du -h)

Just for the record, Slackware didnt move the sources to xz.
Just the compiled packages.
The descrease in size you are reffering to is more or less correct.
My local rsynced tree is 1.6Gb with .xz while it was around 2.0Gb with .tgz.
The gain should be 20-25% from what i can estimate.

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