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Old 03-09-2010, 07:19 AM
Ng Oon-Ee
Default Moving to pkg.tar.xz officially?

On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 3:16 PM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre@archlinux.de> wrote:
> Hi all,
> some of us already commit xz compressed packages, others don't. We didn't
> really decide on this yet.
> So, is there a reason not to recommond every TU and Dev to change PKGEXT to
> .pkg.tar.xz?
> We might also want to write a little announcement to inform users about this
> change. While most of them wont be affected, some would have to adjust their
> custom scripts. And for those who use netinstall on a 2009.02 or older iso
> would have to run pacman -Syu once to get a version of libarchive which is
> able to deal with xz.
> If wanted I also could add a check to devtools which issues a warning if xz is
> not used.
> Greetings,
> Pierre
> --
> Pierre Schmitz, https://users.archlinux.de/~pierre

What about devs/tus who also maintain AUR packages? As I recall AUR
doesn't accept .tar.xz yet?
Old 03-09-2010, 07:38 AM
Pierre Schmitz
Default Moving to pkg.tar.xz officially?

Am Dienstag, 9. März 2010 09:19:22 schrieb Ng Oon-Ee:
> What about devs/tus who also maintain AUR packages? As I recall AUR
> doesn't accept .tar.xz yet?

You cannot upload packages to AUR anyway. Source packages can be kept as
src.tar.gz. There shouldn't be a reall difference if you compress a pkgbuild
with gz or xz.


Pierre Schmitz, https://users.archlinux.de/~pierre

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