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On Sat, 27 Jun 2009 23:33:33 +0200
Ulrich Mueller <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> PMS doesn't mention lzma-compressed tar files, but Portage (and also
> Paludis, as far as I can see) can unpack them.
> And I think calling simple *.lzma and *.xz files "archives" is
> misleading. They are just single compressed files like *.gz or *.bz2.
> Patch is attached.
Applied, thanks (I tweaked the indenting slightly).
> We could also think about reordering the list of extensions. Currently
> it's not very systematic.
Right. I think the order's how things used to be in Portage back when
we made the list. It'd probably look nicer as a table, something like:
Extension EAPIs Must have installed
1 2 3
.tar.gz y y y GNU tar, GNU gzip
.tar.lzma y LZMA Utils
That's an 'easy' exercise for someone who feels like being helpful...
Incidentally, one of the things I was hoping to get in for EAPI 4 was a
fix for the arbitrary and weird dependencies required for unpacking. I
think we briefly discussed doing something like making the package
manager have 'magic' packages, so you'd do:
to tell the package manager to depend upon whatever it really uses to
unzip things. I don't recall whether this was feasible from a Portage