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On Thu, Aug 08, 2002 at 12:05:03PM -0400, Graeme Peterson wrote:
I may have missed the e-mails discussing this, but is
there a reason why the binutils-2.13 tarball and upgrade
patch are only posted in bz2 format? I found, built and
used bzip2, but it seems inconvenient to expect the world
to have to do that.
$ ftp ftp://ftp.gnu.org
Connected to ftp.gnu.org.
<snip big blurb>
ftp> cd gnu/binutils
250 Directory successfully changed.
ftp> ls *2.13*
200 PORT command successful. Consider using PASV.
150 Here comes the directory listing.
-rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 2177752 Aug 06 14:40 binutils-2.12.1-2.13-patch.bz2
-rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 9882367 Aug 06 14:40 binutils-2.13.tar.bz2
226 Directory send OK.
Because the makefile currently makes bz2 tarballs? :) I'll put up
gzipped versions in a little bit, thanks for the reminder.
I changed the release process, and top level Makefile.in, so that it can
create a simple .tar file. The .bz2 and .gz are then created by hand
(but note that it doesn't use `gzip < .tar > .tar.gz2`).
Not having to do `bunzip2 ; gzip` carved a suprising amount of time off
the release process!
See ``Create compressed versions of the release''.