rob0 at slackbuilds.org
Wed May 26 22:57:59 UTC 2010
On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 10:02:01PM +0200, Antoine NONYME wrote:
> Rob McGee:
> > xz is a fine tool, possibly superior to gz in every way. But it
> > has not been around as long. I run numerous older boxes, some of
> > which are not likely to get upgraded soon if ever, and sometimes
> > it's nice to be able to look inside a binary package.
> tar-1.22 and xz from Slackware 13.0 sources just build fine even
> on Slackware 11.0 (and I did it yesterday) .
I have found in two cases, one of which was 11.x, that installing
the *binary* xz package and upgradepkg pkgtools is all it takes to
get the ability to deal with .txz in the packaging system[2,3]. I
didn't do anything with tar.
 I can't check the exact version, because that one WAS upgraded.
 And that was HOW it was upgraded, installpkg -root /new ...
 There are things outside pkgtools where it is sometimes useful
or desirable to be able to look inside a binary package. For
example, mc(1) works well to view a package, but only if it is
also upgraded (and I doubt the binary 13.0 mc package would work
on older systems.)
PS to Ben: As requested, I have chosen not to take offense at your
irrelevant and fallacious remarks, which otherwise need no comment.
But please, *do* fix your MUA's formatting problem. The staggered
line ends are very annoying to read and difficult on the eyes.
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