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

2011/3/19 Emilio Pozuelo Monfort <pochu debian org>:
> On 19/03/11 11:19, Olav Vitters wrote:
>> 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
>> .xz?
> They have included this item in their agenda for the meeting. I've told them
> that GNOME plans to switch to .xz soon and that not allowing that in Debian
> would mean we'd need to repackage upstream tarballs (which is bad).

Would tar.xz be the only available format or do you plan to keep both
.gz and .xz tarballs
 (as currently there are .gz and .bz2)?


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