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From: Jeremy Olexa <darkside@g.o>
Subject: Re: RFC: Remove .lzma in favor of .xz portage snapshots
Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2011 14:38:00 -0500
On 03/04/2011 11:33 AM, Jeremy Olexa wrote:
> Hello all, This email is to solicit concerns or thoughts about removing
> the .lzma portage snapshots.
>
> The facts:
> - Starting on 2011-03-03, I enabled .xz compression on snapshots that
> Gentoo makes available[1].
> - On 2011-01-05, Mike added[2] .xz support to emerge-webrsync.
> - xz-utils is now in the system set[3] anyway and .xz instead of .lzma
> should eliminate some confusion for new users.
>
> That is about all I can think of. My opinion is that this is mostly a
> cosmetic change (as lzma is generated via xz-utils anyway) but makes
> sense given the popular[4] compression choices. I'd like to target
> 2011-04-01 as the date to turn off lzma generation. After generation is
> turned off, the lzma archives will fall off the mirrors in 7 days. Any
> concerns?

Done as of today, ahead of schedule because I have time now :)
-Jeremy

>
> Thanks,
> Jeremy
>
> [1]: http://gentoo.osuosl.org/snapshots/
> [2]:
> http://git.overlays.gentoo.org/gitweb/?p=proj/portage.git;a=commit;h=9ff806
> [3]:
> http://archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-dev/msg_998b4e7fdf578346bb5cfc66be340f7d.xml
>
> [4]: Without known data to back this up, I'm using the short options of
> tar(1) to form some opinion as presented by the community.
>



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RFC: Remove .lzma in favor of .xz portage snapshots
-- Jeremy Olexa
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