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Re: xz-compressed tarballs?

From: Hans Aberg
Subject: Re: xz-compressed tarballs?
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 22:29:27 +0200

On 10 Jul 2011, at 19:57, Joel E. Denny wrote:

>> you might prefer to drop bzip2 compression altogether and stick with 
>> just the most-common gzip and best-compressed xz
> Thanks for the suggestion.  It sounds like there's no reason to keep 
> bzip2.
>> at least one (GNU cppi [*]) distributes only xz-compressed tarballs.  
> I'm a little skeptical of dropping gzip just yet.

Mac OS X supports gzip & bzip2 in its 'tar', but not xz - must be installed 
separately. Might be BSD thing.


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