xz-compressed release tarballs?

Ralf Corsepius ralf.corsepius@rtems.org
Fri Jan 27 02:37:00 GMT 2012


On 01/26/2012 10:30 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:31:48 +0100
>> From: Jan Kratochvil<jan.kratochvil@redhat.com>
>> Cc: gdb@sourceware.org
>>
>> On Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:21:47 +0100, Jim Meyering wrote:
>>> With xz -9e, that would have been 25% smaller,
>>> at 15282412 bytes (contrast w/20614020 for .bz2).

+1

>> Previous proposal by me:
>> 	xz for the new release tip
>> 	http://sourceware.org/ml/gdb/2009-09/msg00341.html
>
> Please think a little about those who don't necessarily have a tar
> that knows about xz.  The world doesn't end with GNU/Linux.

These days, even FreeBSD is shipping their OS tar.xz (rsp. txz) packaged:
c.f. ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/9.0-RELEASE/

Ralf



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