What is xz ?

b. f. bf1783 at googlemail.com
Sun Jul 3 01:16:00 UTC 2011

On 7/2/11, Robert Huff <roberthuff at rcn.com> wrote:
> b. f. writes:
>>  > It is part of  '7.2-RELEASE',   Dunno about 7.1
>>  Hmm.  Are you sure?  If this is true, the archivers/xz port needs
>>  to be patched to IGNORE those branches of 7 that have xz.
> 	Is that necessarily true?
> 	For comparison: the default system compiler is gcc-4.2.1 (I
> believe).  There are several higher numbered versions in ports.

You mean, if xz is actually in FreeBSD 7, which doesn't seem to be the
case, is it absolutely necessary to disable builds of archivers/xz on
7?  Or, for that matter, on 8 and 9? -- well, no, it isn't strictly
necessary, but what's the point of not disabling the port when the
same version of xz is in both the base system and the port, and rtld's
default search pattern will favor the former over the latter?  With
the different versions of gcc, you are at least getting some
functional differences.  If naddy updates the port to 5.1.1 or 5.0.3,
the case might be different.


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