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Re: .xz

Thomas Klausner <> 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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