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Bug#683903: src:desktop-base: please use xz compression for binary packages


Paul Tagliamonte <paultag@debian.org> writes:
> On Sun, Aug 05, 2012 at 12:01:19PM +0200, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
>> Please use xz compression for the binary packages (patch attached).
>> We are trying to fit a few more packages on the first CDs to get a
>> usable desktop install with it, see [1] for more details.
>> I will request a freeze exception once the package is uploaded; please
>> keep in mind to not include additional changes.
> We've had some changes for a few days now in SVN, should we unapply
> them, prepare this out-of-band, and pile up changes again, or will other
> bugfixes be tolerated?

I guess you can include other changes that meet the freeze policy[1].
Please handle the unblock request yourself in this case as I probably
won't be able to answer questions the release team might have.

  [1] <http://release.debian.org/wheezy/freeze_policy.html>

> Patch looks great, and it saves a meg from the .deb. I expected more,
> but we're using .svgs for everything, so they compress well anyway.
> Are there adverse side-affects I should know about? All ports are OK
> with this?

I am not aware of any side-affects; all ports should be okay with this
as xz compression has already been in use for some packages for a while.


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