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

* Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org>, 2013-08-13, 03:52:
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.

OTOH, source package compression is something that is way more visible that .data.tar compression.

I found it aesthetically displeasing to see a source package consisting of mixture of .tar.gz and .tar.xz, especially when .tar.xz was the smallest file…

Jakub Wilk

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