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From: Richard Freeman <rich0@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: lzma tarball usage
Date: Wed, 07 May 2008 20:01:31
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: lzma tarball usage by Enrico Weigelt
1 Enrico Weigelt wrote:
2 > I think, as long as there is no really minimal lzmadec available
3 > yet (as standalone package), we should more standard compressors
4 > like gzip or bzip2. Adding that whole bunch of deps just to
5 > save a few bytes IMHO isn't worth it.
7 Keep in mind that this might mean doing our own repackaging of upstream
8 if they don't have a supported option. I think the only other option
9 would be to create an "lzmalite" package or something like that which
10 simply contains the decompressor in ordinary C. You could really turn
11 that into a separate package like gentoolkit or whatever - I wouldn't
12 actually embed the code into portage since that isn't the unix way and
13 it just forced other package managers (and other distros) to do the same
14 thing. An lzmalite package could have a life of its own and as a result
15 benefit from fewer bugs/etc.
17 But, I'm not going to be the one writing the thing, so feel free to not
18 listen to any of this... :)
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Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: lzma tarball usage Doug Goldstein <cardoe@g.o>