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Re: Proper selection of compression algorithm

On 2 February 2010 13:39, Joerg Sonnenberger 
<> wrote:
> > Offering an easier way to choose the compression sounds helpful
> > to me; changing its suffix to hide this decision doesn't so much.
> > I consider this a feature -- looking at the filename tells you
> > which compression was used, and which tool to use to uncompress
> > it in these cases where you just want part of a binary package, ...
> On of the issues I have with pax-as-tar is that it actually can't handle
> compression by itself. Read: there should be no reason to care.
> For the practical aspect: how often do you actually try to extract parts
> by hand?

I'm a big fan of moving to a fixed prefix. On the extract question,
maybe one of the pkg_ commands could grow an option to just extract a
package contents into the current directory

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