Hello, directing this mail to -dpkg@, which hopefully makes sense. Steve McIntyre <email@example.com> (21/07/2012): > On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 09:01:21PM +0200, Guillem Jover wrote: > >Hi! > > > >On Wed, 2012-07-18 at 17:19:40 +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote: > >> CD sizing problems > >> ================== > > > >> There has been much discussion about switching packages over to using > >> xz compression instead of gzip by default, including Hideki Yamane's > >> excellent session "Let's shrink Debian package archive!" . Ansgar > >> has been looking into the possibilities here of re-building a subset > >> of the core packages using xz, and I think it's clear that this is the > >> solution for Wheezy at least. In discussion after Hideki's xz talk, I > >> think there was broad agreement that we should just switch to xz by > >> default, *but* with the option to use a different (or even null) > >> compressor where it makes sense (e.g. in packages full of > >> already-compressed files such as open-clipart). There has been a > >> suggestion that we should leave base packages using gzip for the sake > >> of foreign users of debootstrap, but I firmly believe we should just > >> tell them they'll need xz in future. Let's not hold ourself back > >> here... > > > >I cooked a patch for dpkg several weeks ago, when this got discussed > >in debian-devel, to add configurable default compressor at dpkg build > >time and to switch it to xz for Debian, including updated documentation, > >etc. So if there's agreement, and the release team would accept this > >change, then I can quickly prepare such dpkg upload. > > Let's ask the RT then... dpkg's current diff between testing and unstable, once *.po and *.gmo stripped is: 323 files changed, 7307 insertions(+), 4626 deletions(-) There's #681332 about that, which was left unanswered. Also, I didn't see a diff for that compressor thingy. Mraw, KiBi.
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