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From: Jeremy Olexa <darkside@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Remove .lzma in favor of .xz portage snapshots
Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2011 17:34:09
1 Hello all, This email is to solicit concerns or thoughts about removing
2 the .lzma portage snapshots.
4 The facts:
5 - Starting on 2011-03-03, I enabled .xz compression on snapshots that
6 Gentoo makes available[1].
7 - On 2011-01-05, Mike added[2] .xz support to emerge-webrsync.
8 - xz-utils is now in the system set[3] anyway and .xz instead of .lzma
9 should eliminate some confusion for new users.
11 That is about all I can think of. My opinion is that this is mostly a
12 cosmetic change (as lzma is generated via xz-utils anyway) but makes
13 sense given the popular[4] compression choices. I'd like to target
14 2011-04-01 as the date to turn off lzma generation. After generation is
15 turned off, the lzma archives will fall off the mirrors in 7 days. Any
16 concerns?
18 Thanks,
19 Jeremy
21 [1]:
22 [2]:
24 [3]:
26 [4]: Without known data to back this up, I'm using the short options of
27 tar(1) to form some opinion as presented by the community.