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Re: The archive now supports xz compression

2011/8/15 Eduard Bloch <edi@gmx.de>:
> #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.
Maybe we don't have to hack dpkg-dev. Maybe could replace xz with
netcat on slow build machines.


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