Using .tar.xz only on (was: install-module / /

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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