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Re: The archive now supports xz compression

#include <hallo.h>
* Roger Leigh [Sun, Aug 14 2011, 11:01:11PM]:
> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 09:19:02PM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > On 11/08/11 at 19:52 +0000, Philipp Kern wrote:

> > Wouldn't it be better to get more buildds for those archs, then?
> > That would be a totally appropriate use of Debian money...
> Possibly a stupid question here but: Given that we are now autosigning
> builds, why can't the slower arches use gzip, and then after upload
> they could be recompressed with xz (and resigned) on a faster arch?
> This would allow xz compression on all arches, but not require slow
> arches to actually do the xz compression themselves.

Yeah, but if we got that far then we could easily create a remote
compressing service for such systems. Can be easily achieved by
configuring xz as service in inetd.conf and hacking dpkg-dev to run
something like "socket -q localRocketFastSystem" instead of xz on the
build machine.


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