packages compressed with xz

Dominic Fandrey kamikaze at
Sun Nov 28 21:50:13 UTC 2010


On 28/11/2010 22:12, Goran Tal wrote:
> Now that the base system supports xz compression, it should be used as
> the default compression for packages.
> Files compressed with xz are smaller and decompress faster than those
> compressed with bzip2. This can make an installation much quicker,
> especially when the complete system is installed or upgraded.
> Any reasons against it?

I think it's already in CURRENT.

On my notebook xz compression and decompression are much slower
than any of the other algorithms supported by tar. It has the
best compression ratio, though.

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