Bug#634248: debootstrap: Add support for XZ compressed binary packages
On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 08:43, Raphaël Hertzog <email@example.com> wrote:
> Please can you add support for XZ-compressed .deb and/or tell us which
> package should not use XZ compression so that we can modify them
> to hardcode gzip usage?
It seems XZ support has been included in 1.0.21, as can be seen at:
debootstrap (1.0.21) unstable; urgency=low
[ Otavio Salvador ]
* Apply patch from Clint Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org> to add support for
gz/bz2/xz data.tar (closes: #458663).
-- Otavio Salvador <email@example.com> Sun, 21 Feb 2010 23:11:06 -0300
About the use of xz I see no reason to use for base packages as it
has following consequences:
* bigger memory footprint;
* xz dependecy in host;
Specially the extra xz dependency can be problematic when using
debootstrap in non-Debian systems.
Otavio Salvador O.S. Systems
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