Re: Bug#553707: RFH: lzma -- future of Debian squashfs-lzma
Michael Prokop wrote:
>> Good news: squashfs maintainer Phillip Lougher is pushing for
>> LZMA support in squashfs 4.0 in the mainline kernel v2.6.33 or so. 
>> Packaging this for Debian would perhaps mean backporting the change
>> for the linux-2.6 package and making sure the squashfs-tools package
>> has the appropriate support.
given that the space issues are not so much of a problem since dvds are
quite common these days, it is not worth the efforts in my opinion, .33
will appear early enough (for squeeze we'll do backports anyway), so no
reason for me to invest time for that.
if someone decides to pursue an early lzma integration, i'll of course
am happy to apply patches to squashfs-tools (to build an additional
squashfs-lzma-tools binary package).
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