Gentoo Archives: gentoo-portage-dev

From: Tom Martin <slarti@g.o>
To: gentoo-portage-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] decoupling .tbz'2 from bzip2
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 10:14:54
Message-Id: 20051029111437.GA30837@pohl.domain_not_set.invalid
In Reply to: [gentoo-portage-dev] decoupling .tbz'2 from bzip2 by Jason Pepas
1 On Fri, Oct 28, 2005 at 12:54:37PM -0500, Jason Pepas <cell@×××××××××××.edu> wrote:
2 > I would like to work on making the compression program used by portage a
3 > configurable option.
4 >
5 > I would like to start with binary packages, but eventually make all of
6 > portage more flexible (man, info, doc, etc).
8 Well, I'd love it if there was some way to specify other compression
9 programs to use instead of bzip2 and tar. pbzip2 produces huge speedups
10 on SMP machines, and some people like using star...
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13 Tom Martin,
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