dave at unrealize.co.uk
Wed May 26 16:28:11 UTC 2010
On (22:41 25/05/10), Patrick Volkerdink <volkerdi at slackware.com> put forth the proposition:
> 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 don't really see any need to change. I set PKGTYPE and ARCH up in
shell long ago.
> 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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