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Re: [libvirt] Re: [PATCH] also allow use of XZ for Qemu image compression



On Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 11:57:40AM +0200, Jim Meyering wrote:
> Daniel Veillard wrote:
> >   Hum, I realize that support of LZOP was added after 0.7.0, so we never
> > made a release with it (well except for git snapshot which may have been
> > pushed).
> >   I wonder if the best is not to just drop the lzop option altogether
> > and stick xz as a package dependancy until we have found a way to
> > provide at the API level which compression options are actually
> > available.
> >
> >   Opinions ?
> 
> Dropping lzop sounds good.  It seems lzop is not very popular.
> We don't need that many choices.
> 
> Maybe even nuke lzma too before we're stuck with it forever.
> Technically, we can do that, since it was added only a month ago,
> also after 0.7.0:
> 
>   v0.7.0-35-g2d6a581

Actually om my machine here lzma is provided as a backward compat option
by xz, so yes I'm inclined to remove that option too:

aphio:~ -> which lzma
/usr/bin/lzma
paphio:~ -> rpm -qf /usr/bin/lzma
xz-lzma-compat-4.999.8-0.8.beta.20090817git.fc11.x86_64

I will post a patch later,

Daniel

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