[Slackbuilds-users] 13.1

Rob McGee rob0 at slackbuilds.org
Tue May 25 18:29:05 UTC 2010

On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 11:03:47AM -0400, Ben Mendis wrote:
> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 10:36 AM, Eugen Wissner 
> <belka.ew at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Should we use .txz as extension or $PKGTYPE variable as earlier?
> I think we should still use $PKGTYPE, but the question is whether 
> the default should be .txz.
> Personally, I'm in favor of changing the default to txz.

I am not.

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.

With .tgz that is well supported anywhere. Not so with .txz.

As for the space savings, with this discussion we have surely wasted 
more bytes than gz would ever waste.

I say leave it as is, default to .tgz for $PKGTYPE.

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