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Re: xz-utils in sid?


On Fri, 2009-10-16 at 10:50:02 -0500, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> 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 don't really feel comfortable with using stuff that has only been
sitting in experimental, please upload it to unstable so that more
people can start using and testing it, and other projects which might
have support for liblzma can start also linking against the library.

If then we decided to upload an xz-enabled dpkg to experimental,
that's another thing, but that should not block it to getting more

> 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.

Hmm, I didn't get them even from the BTS. :/ Will manually download the
mbox for the bug report and review them.


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