[Slackbuilds-users] 13.1

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

Take care,


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