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Re: Changes in dpkg Pre-Depends


As no opposing arguments were brought up I went ahead and now both
changes are in dpkg's git tree.

On Sat, 2010-02-20 at 00:15:10 +0100, Guillem Jover wrote:
> First, I'd like to change the dpkg Pre-Depends from lzma to xz-utils,
> the latter is a bit bigger in size (lzma 172 KiB; xz-utils 504 KiB,
> 160 KiB in share/doc/ and liblzma2 304 KiB, 124 KiB in share/doc/) but
> it supports both “.lzma” and “.xz” formats, in the imminent future
> dpkg-deb will get switched to directly use liblzma-dev so that one will
> disappear, Jonathan Nieder has already sent some patches for that, they
> need some changes first, so probably after next release (after 1.15.6).


> Second, I'd like to switch from statically to dynamically linking
> against zlib and libbz2, eventually liblzma too (affecting dpkg-deb)
> and libselinux (affecting dpkg itself only on Linux). Here's the
> arguments I know of against and in favour, with rebuttals:



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