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Re: xz-utils in sid?

Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Hello Jonathan,

Hi Raphael,

> I committed recently the change below to add support of the xz compression
> method for dpkg-source. I added a dependency on xz-utils before I realized
> that xz-utils was only in experimental.
> That's why I'd like to know when you plan to upload xz-utils to sid? If
> it's not going to be uploaded before the next dpkg release, then I shall
> revert the dependency (or demote it to Recommends/Suggests), otherwise I
> might keep it.

I had been planning to wait to upload xz-utils to sid until dpkg gets liblzma
support in experimental, but I didn’t know how long it would take then.
Probably it’s best to just bite the bullet and request a sponsor today.

I sent some patches on 29 Sep (with some problems) to add xz support to
dpkg-deb and dpkg-source.  See Bug#542160.  They seem not to have made it
to the list --- maybe there’s an attachment size limit.  I’ll send a cleaned
up series today to look at, rebased on top of your change.

Thanks for starting to take this on.


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