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Re: [proposal] use xz compression for Debian package by default

On Aug 29, Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org> wrote:

> I thought this was already the consensus, and the only dissenting
> opinion was that the base system should still be using gzip so that
> foreign non-Debian systems can unpack it w/o requiring to build or
> install xz beforehand.
I am not sure if there was a consensus that we really need to care so 
much about systems where xz is not installed by default.

> Given the recent flurry of several packaging helpers and packages
> switching to use xz, I think for jessie what makes most sense is
> to switch all base packages to explicitly compress with gzip and then
This looks like a lot of work for a dubious gain.


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