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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.
> - On 2011-01-05, Mike added .xz support to emerge-webrsync.
> - xz-utils is now in the system set 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 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
Done as of today, ahead of schedule because I have time now :)
> : http://gentoo.osuosl.org/snapshots/
> : 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.