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Re: Switching default dpkg-deb compressor to xz

On Wed, May 08, 2013 at 11:17:39AM +0200, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
> Hi,
> On 05/07/2013 21:49, 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. :/
> > 
> >   [0] <http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2012/08/msg00822.html>
> Do you plan to switch the default compression for source packages to xz
> as well?

Would be great -- as opposed to ancient xz-less systems that can be an issue
for debootstrap, source packages are always safe.  If you backport to a
version of Debian that old, you're deep in recursive backport land anyway
and having one more tool to backport isn't a hurdle.


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