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bug#25538: uncompressed gzip releases please

From: Jason Leschnik
Subject: bug#25538: uncompressed gzip releases please
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:04:04 +1100

The user didn't have the ability to install 7zip?

On 26 Jan 2017 9:35 AM, "Karl Berry" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Please make gzip releases in some non-gzip/xz/lzip/bzip form, that is,
> uncompressed or .zip.
> I and a colleague just had to waste time explaining to a user how to
> download an old version available as .tar, compile it, and then use that
> to install the new version.  (No, evidently he had no binary. Whatever ...)
> It costs nothing to make the releases available in another format than
> .tar.*z, so ... ok? .zip would probably be best, to placate the
> Windows world, but anything would be better than nothing.  --thanks, karl.

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