[Slackbuilds-users] 13.1

Murat D. Kadirov banderols at gmail.com
Tue May 25 20:01:36 UTC 2010

On 26.05.2010 00:29, Rob McGee wrote:
> 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.
Slackware 13.x use xz. Even leaving aside the benefits of the xz,
the use of xz is more logical for latest versions of Slackware. I for
the use of xz by default for $PKGTYPE

Murat D. Kadirov
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