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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: "OBATA Akio" <obache%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/42967: pkgsrc does not support 7z archive file
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 10:14:48 +0900
On Sun, 14 Mar 2010 07:15:05 +0900, Joerg Sonnenberger
> On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 08:40:01PM +0000, ryo_on%yk.rim.or.jp@localhost
> > >Description:
> > 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.
For usual ttf-fonts developers, they will probably not focus to Unix platforms
so it it nasty to create tar+* archive for them.
As far as I can get from archive of Ume-font-info ML, tar+gz format archive
for Debian packagers, but now changed to use 7zip, so abandoned in recent
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