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From: Jeremy Olexa <darkside@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Remove .lzma in favor of .xz portage snapshots
Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2011 19:38:50
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Remove .lzma in favor of .xz portage snapshots by Jeremy Olexa
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[1]. > - On 2011-01-05, Mike added[2] .xz support to emerge-webrsync. > - xz-utils is now in the system set[3] 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[4] 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 > concerns?
Done as of today, ahead of schedule because I have time now :) -Jeremy
> > Thanks, > Jeremy > > [1]: > [2]: >;a=commit;h=9ff806 > [3]: > > > [4]: 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. >