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Hello all, This email is to solicit concerns or thoughts about removing
the .lzma portage snapshots.
- 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
: 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.