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Bug#634248: debootstrap: Add support for XZ compressed binary packages

On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 08:43, Raphaël Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> 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 <schizo@debian.org> to add support for
    gz/bz2/xz data.tar (closes: #458663).

 -- Otavio Salvador <otavio@debian.org>  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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