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Re: [bug-ed] Suggestions

From: Issam E. Maghni
Subject: Re: [bug-ed] Suggestions
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 22:23:56 +0100 (CET)

> Antonio Diaz Diaz wrote:
> Issam E. Maghni wrote:
> > Lzip is just not viable for bootstrapping.
> AFAIK, lzip is the most viable format for bootstrapping. The lzip compressor
> can even be built without a 'make' program and is being used by Mohammad
> Akhlaghi in his long-term reproducibility project Maneage:

I understand that lzip is objectively better that gzip. I read the post
https://www.nongnu.org/lzip/xz_inadequate.html. And yet again, I am not
asking about replacing lzip, but simply to add gzip. In practice, people
tend to use their format of choice (xz, bzip2 or lzip) in addition to
gzip for tarball distribution. Gzip is universally accepted and widely
used. You can use pigz and libzopfli to improve compression and
decompression like I do. You can also print a message in the website for
people to choose lzip over gzip if possible. I’m currently trying to
bootstrap a Linux distro, and I don’t want to add a dependency (lzip)
just to extract GNU ed. I will soon ask findutils and diffutils
maintainers to add gzip to their next releases since they are the last
two packages in my bootstrapping process of unix tools that does not
offer gzip (beyond GNU ed).

Issam E.

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