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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" <>
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 
<> wrote:
 >  On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 08:40:01PM +0000, 
 > wrote:
 >  > >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 
was provided
 for Debian packagers, but now changed to use 7zip, so abandoned in recent 

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