Using .tar.xz only on ftp.gnome.org (was: install-module / ftp.gnome.org / master.gnome.org)
- From: Olav Vitters <olav vitters nl>
- To: Emilio Pozuelo Monfort <pochu debian org>
- Cc: d-d-l <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Using .tar.xz only on ftp.gnome.org (was: install-module / ftp.gnome.org / master.gnome.org)
- Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 12:19:04 +0100
Note: breaking thread on purpose.
On Wed, Mar 02, 2011 at 04:31:23PM +0100, Olav Vitters wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 02, 2011 at 03:15:34PM +0000, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> > From a Debian POV, we can't upload .xz upstream tarballs yet (dpkg supports it,
> > but the ftp-masters don't allow it), though most likely that will change soon.
> Could you ask when they'd allow that? And please mention we're
> considering switching. Don't want it to result in people compressing
> again though.
I'm in the finishing stages to have all our scripts support .tar.xz
(install-module, release team scripts). Once that is complete, I plan to
send an 'intend to switch' announcement mail.
As a pre-warning, could you please ask the ftp-masters again to support
Note: the only reason the .tar.xz support is taking so long is because
I'm rewriting everything (see sysadmin-bin and releng modules).
Further, if you want the Python tarball module to automatically support
.tar.xz, see the ftpadmin script in sysadmin-bin module for a way (works
with Python 2.6; requires pyliblzma).
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