[Rpm-maint] lzma payload suppport patch

Michael Schroeder mls at suse.de
Wed Dec 5 11:25:44 UTC 2007

On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 05:30:47AM +0100, Per Øyvind Karlsen wrote:
> Here's a backported patch from rpm 4.5 adapted to rpm that adds 
> support for lzma as payload.
> http://people.mandriva.com/~pkarlsen/rpm-
> This will make rpm able to read packages with lzma payload just as any other 
> payload, but due to lack of proper library/new lzma utils, lzma tool is 
> required in addition if to be used for creation of packages with lzma 
> payload.
> Please add as we're in the consideration of making the switch in Mandriva 
> Linux, but worry about packages becoming incompatible with other rpm 
> versions..

Well, my hope is that Mark Adler adds lzma to his libz library (as
he said he'd do), so we'll get lzma for free. But I don't see
any progress on the libz mailing list.
It really is a shame that there's no nice lzma library...


Michael Schroeder                                   mls at suse.de
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