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Re: RPM compression format

On Fri, 2008-06-20 at 08:47 +0100, Nigel Metheringham wrote:
> On 20 Jun 2008, at 07:47, Jindrich Novy wrote:
> > The exact timing for the new rpm release is not clear yet, but there
> > would be a need of mass rebuild to fully take advantage of the new
> > compression.
> I guess we also need to stage things appropriately so that those  
> updating to Fedora x (where x is the LZMA supported distro) by using  
> on-line update (yeah I know its not supported as such but its always  
> worked well in the past), are able to get the initial upgrade  
> requirements onto their box (which I guess would be rpm, yum & fedora- 
> release) without being stymied by an rpm for those packages being  
> compressed with LZMA when their own rpm cannot cope with it...

This is why upgrades via anaconda[1] are the recommended method.  The
anaconda environment then has the newer bits and things can Just Work
(tm) without requiring weird jumping through hoops


[1] With or without preupgrade

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