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Re: Ready for new RPM version?



On Thu, 26 Feb 2009, Horst H. von Brand wrote:

drago01 <drago01 gmail com> wrote:
On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 8:48 PM, Rahul Sundaram
<sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
Panu Matilainen wrote:

[...]

One question:

"# Support for the new XZ (aka LZMA) compression format in package payloads
and sources has been added."

Is this still considered experimental? Are we considering switching to it by
default? Any benchmarks?

We can't this would require another rebuild, so this should be F12 material

Why? AFAIU, it can handle the old format happily too. Just use the new
compression whenever the package is rebuilt for whatever *other* reason.
When there are no more "old" packages around, drop the old format for
good. Rawhide churn is large enough as it is.

That'd be yet another incompatibility, one that even current F10 rpm can't handle at the moment (although backporting is feasible and even planned for some a 4.6.x maintenance release once xz-utils has a stable release)

	- Panu -


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