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Re: Switching default dpkg-deb compressor to xz


On Tue, 07 May 2013, Guillem Jover wrote:
> As mentioned some months ago [0], I'm planning to switch dpkg-deb default
> compressor from gzip to xz, as there seemed to be consensus that was
> the way to go, and given the amount of already manually switched
> packages, or packaging helpers. :/
> currently?). Otherwise I'll be doing the change with the dpkg 1.17.0
> upload.

I agree that we have such a consensus.

There was a time where d-i was not ready, but nowadays udeb are compressed
with xz and busybox's xz is used in that context.

Please go ahead with this change (unless some other valid concerns are
raised that is).

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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