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

On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Ghee Teo <ghee teo oracle com> wrote:
> On 21/03/2011 17:02, Sandy Armstrong wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 6:42 AM, Ghee Teo<ghee teo oracle com>  wrote:
>>> On 21/03/2011 12:29, Olav Vitters wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 09:55:05AM +0000, Ghee Teo wrote:
>>>>> I hope this does not imply or infer that all the source tarball for
>>>>> GNOME will be uploaded in .xz format only. Solaris is *not*
>>>>> supporting .xz by default yet. This means, anyone who want to
>>>>> compile source code modules will have difficulties.
>>>> That is exactly what I meant.
>>>> So:
>>>> How do Solaris users get GNOME packages? Via
>>> Yes. We download them from
>> By "we", do you mean end users or packagers?
> My "we" refers to users.
>> Aren't only packagers (and distro build servers, etc) and advanced
>> users impacted by the change to .xz?
> No. packagers are the source codes providers.
> Users are the source code consumers.

I was assuming this model:

Maintainers are source code providers.  Packagers consume and produce
binary packages.  End-users consume those binaries and don't care
about how the packagers get the source code.

> GNOME requires both groups of users to exist meaningfully :)

Sure.  I guess I just didn't realize that Solaris end users were
consuming GNOME source tarballs.


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