Thomas Klausner <wiz%netbsd.org@localhost> writes: > On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 01:33:26PM +0100, Tobias Nygren wrote: >> This is now using .xz compression for the source archive. While there's >> a fair chance xz will be the next bzip2, I'd prefer if we refrain from >> jumping onto this bandwagon until there is a stable release and we >> decide we want .xz utilities in base. > > Since pkgsrc infrastructure already supports it automatically, I don't > see a reason to avoid using it -- except perhaps for the lowest-level > packages needed for bootstrapping pkgsrc, but I don't see autoconf as > being one of them. Supported yes, but the use every boutique compression scheme forces users' systems to build and install something else. So I think we should prefer to specify .tar.gz or .tar.bz2 when there's no good reason to use the new scheme.
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