Patrick J. Volkerding
volkerdi at slackware.com
Wed May 26 03:41:44 UTC 2010
On 05/25/2010 10:30 PM, Robby Workman wrote:
> Anyway, since there seems to be some desire for a definitive
> statement on this, I'm going to make one:
> There are no plans to change the default package compression at
> any point in the near future. The reasons include, but are not
> necessarily limited to, the following:
> 1. We like it that way. :-)
> 2. It works fine as is.
> 3. It minimizes the time required to build a package.
> 4. It's easy to customize if the admin prefers something else.
> 5. There's no compelling reason to change it.
> 6. We like it that way. :-)
I'd have to agree. For local package builds, a .tgz default makes
sense. But if you happen to be running out of space for packages on a
CD, then you can switch to .txz easily enough. :-D
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