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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
To: gentoo-portage-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-portage-dev] Package compression header for binhosts
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 04:07:05
Message-Id: 4C047F52.30209@gentoo.org
Hi,

In order to support alternative compression types for binhost
packages, I was thinking about adding support for a header field in
the Packages index file. For example, a header line like
"PACKAGE_EXTENSION: txz" could be used to indicate that clients
should download files with txz extensions instead of tbz2
extensions. I'm planning to add support for both tgz [1] and txz
extensions.

[1] http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=142579
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Thanks,
Zac

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Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] Package compression header for binhosts Brian Harring <ferringb@×××××.com>