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Re: make dist-lzma and make dist-xz

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: make dist-lzma and make dist-xz
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:23:45 +0100
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On Tuesday 13 December 2011, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Dec 2011, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> >>
> > I don't, but I have another consideration: since lzma seems to be supersed
> > by xz [1][2], couldn't we simply deprecate the `dist-lzma' option in this
> > 11.1.2 version, and remove it altogether from the next major (or even minor)
> > version?  WDYT?
> Once the feature is removed entirely, Automake will fail unless the 
> file is edited.  That might become really annoying if the 
> automake user has no expectations of becoming a package maintainer. 
> Another option is to silently (or with a warning) start producing xz 
> files at some point if `dist-lzma' is still specified.  The xz format 
> is still lzma compressed so it is not a lie.
This sounds like a good idea (if we still produce a warning under
`-Wobsolete' when the `lzma-dist' is used).  Anyway, that's IMHO
something we can worry about after 11.1.2, since there is no
regression here.


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