What is xz ?

Chris Whitehouse cwhiteh at onetel.com
Sat Jul 2 11:26:16 UTC 2011

On 02/07/2011 07:38, Polytropon wrote:
> On Sat, 02 Jul 2011 11:53:17 +0530, Manish Jain wrote:
>>     Hi all,
>>     I just downloaded FreeBSD-8.2-RELEASE-i386-dvd1.iso.xz and the md5
>>     checksum is correct. Can someone please tell me what does that xz at
>>     the end stand for ? It looks like it stands for some kind of
>>     compression (gzip/bzip2/some new format), but I can't figure out
>>     exactly which one.
> It's xz compression, archivers/xz from ports, which is

...but before you install it you may find it is part of the base system.

%pkg_info -Ix xz
pkg_info: no packages match pattern(s)
%which xz

I'm on 8.1-R


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