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Re: Are gzip-compressed substitutes still used?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Are gzip-compressed substitutes still used?
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2021 12:23:46 +0100
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Vagrant Cascadian <> skribis:

> On 2021-03-17, Léo Le Bouter wrote:
>> Just as a reminder siding with vagrantc here:
>> We must ensure the Debian 'guix' package can still work and upgrade
>> from it's installed version, so ensure that removing gzip doesnt break
>> initial 'guix pull' with it.
> ... and I would expect this version to ship in Debian for another ~3-5
> years, unless it gets removed from Debian bullseye before the upcoming
> (real soon now) release!
> But if lzip substitutes are still supported, I *think* guix 1.2.0 as
> packaged in Debian still supports that, at least.
> Dropping both gzip and lzip would be unfortunate; I don't think it would
> be trivial to backport the zstd patches to guix 1.2.0, as it also
> depends on guile-zstd?

Indeed.  But don’t worry: we wouldn’t drop both gzip and lzip at once!


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