Ready for new RPM version?
pmatilai at laiskiainen.org
Thu Feb 26 20:53:25 UTC 2009
On Thu, 26 Feb 2009, Horst H. von Brand wrote:
> drago01 <drago01 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 8:48 PM, Rahul Sundaram
>> <sundaram at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
>>> Panu Matilainen wrote:
>>> One question:
>>> "# Support for the new XZ (aka LZMA) compression format in package payloads
>>> and sources has been added."
>>> Is this still considered experimental? Are we considering switching to it by
>>> default? Any benchmarks?
>> We can't this would require another rebuild, so this should be F12 material
> Why? AFAIU, it can handle the old format happily too. Just use the new
> compression whenever the package is rebuilt for whatever *other* reason.
> When there are no more "old" packages around, drop the old format for
> good. Rawhide churn is large enough as it is.
That'd be yet another incompatibility, one that even current F10 rpm can't
handle at the moment (although backporting is feasible and even planned
for some a 4.6.x maintenance release once xz-utils has a stable release)
- Panu -
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