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Re: pkg/42967: pkgsrc does not support 7z archive file (archivers/p7zip)
The following reply was made to PR pkg/42967; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%britannica.bec.de@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/42967: pkgsrc does not support 7z archive file
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 23:10:47 +0100
On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 08:40:01PM +0000, ryo_on%yk.rim.or.jp@localhost wrote:
> New fonts/umefont-ttf (0.413) is released and only distributed in 7z archive
> format now.
> Please support 7z archive.
Please talk with upstream to use a standard archive format, thanks.
There is practically no advantage of 7z over tar+xz, which is well
supported. I explicitly would prefer to not have to support another
obscure archive format.
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