packages compressed with xz

Lars Engels lars.engels at
Sun Dec 5 13:26:10 UTC 2010

On Sat, Dec 04, 2010 at 11:19:21PM +0100, Simon L. B. Nielsen wrote:
> On 30 Nov 2010, at 03:16, jhell wrote:
> > Agreed. Soon can be quantified by actual need and of which there is not
> > much need except for larger packages but adding this would just add
> > unneeded complication to the system that is already in place.
> We are running out of diskspace on event the FTP master site -
> currently we are at ~1TB. The xz compression gives as significant
> space saving - so there is already a need.
> PS. anyone saying a 1 TB etc. disk is cheap will be ignored.

And all ftp mirror admins will be very grateful to sync smaller
.xz packages. :)
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