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Re: Switching default dpkg-source compressor for V2+ formats to xz

On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 03:52:51AM +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> Hi!
> I'd like to switch the default dpkg-source compressor to xz for V2+
> (not for V1) source formats, as suggested by Ansgar Burchardt in [0].
>   [0] <http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2013/05/msg00377.html>
> After having switched the default dpkg-deb compressor to xz in 1.17.0,
> it only makes sense to update the new source formats too, more so when
> an increasing number of packages are getting switched manually. And
> given that there should be less of an issue wrt compatibility with
> other systems, compared to .deb packages.
> So if there's no strong opposition, this would probably happen around
> dpkg 1.17.3 or thereabouts.

Is there actually much to win with this, since this is going to only
affect -debian.tar.*?


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