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Re: Size matters. Debian binary package stats

Steinar H Gunderson <sgunderson@bigfoot.com> writes:
> On Sun, Dec 18, 2005 at 08:23:56PM +0100, Olaf van der Spek wrote:

>> Why would that stop working if you switch compression schemes?  I guess
>> tar is coded to use gzip with -z and bzip2 with -j, but why is there no
>> generic way to add coders/decoders (codecs) to tar (and other
>> applications that wish to use compression filters)?

Well, tar supports --use-compress-program.


> (The -j flag to tar is a Debian specific extension, BTW

No, the Debian extension was -I (and even that was present for a while in
upstream).  It was changed to -j because that's what upstream did.  The -j
flag is present upstream as of 1.13.18.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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