effect of xz compression change on deltaiso users

Andre Robatino robatino at fedoraproject.org
Mon Feb 14 14:30:58 UTC 2011

Richard Shaw <hobbes1069 <at> gmail.com> writes:

> I assume if I can get a F15 TC virtual machine installed and working
> that I could just use the VM to apply the diso's?

That's correct. Of course, the VM is less efficient than bare metal, and since
I'm too chicken to install test releases on bare metal, I'll be using a modified
F14 system to build and test the F15 disos, until F15 Final. The modification is
pretty easy if you've already saved all the needed RPMs in a directory.

Note that this incompatibility works in reverse as well: for example, since
disos from 13->14 require the old compression, they can't be used on F15. In
that case, the easiest way to use them will probably be to do a minimal F14
install in a VM. This issue will exist until F14 goes EOL in about 10 months. I
don't know what the xz maintainer's plans are regarding future compression

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