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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Remove .lzma in favor of .xz portage snapshots
Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2011 21:19:37
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Remove .lzma in favor of .xz portage snapshots by Jeremy Olexa
On Friday, March 04, 2011 12:33:08 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?
i dont think we're generating .xz yet ... otherwise, let's do it -mike


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