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Re: .xz (was CVS commit: pkgsrc/devel/autoconf)

On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:58:16 +0900, Thomas Klausner <> 

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.

I usually prefer .xz -> .bz2 -> .gz -> .Z to avoid extra dependency
(breakage of the archiver package introduce failure at 1st step, "make 

"Of course I love NetBSD":-)
OBATA Akio /

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