[Rpm-maint] rpm: support lzip compression for %setup (patch)

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at redhat.com
Wed Dec 17 11:53:00 UTC 2008

On Sat, 29 Nov 2008, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> On Wed, 2008-11-26 at 22:55 +0100, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>> LZIP is the new stable lzma compression utility
> Pardon, but what is your legitimation to claim lzip to be
> "the new stable lzma compression utility"?
> No doubt, it is "yet one another lzma" compression utility.
>> ( http://freshmeat.net/p/lzip/ ) with magic bytes and checksum.
> IMO, rpm should not adopt lzip  support, unless lzip has proven to be a
> functional and viable tool.
> See also:
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/automake/2008-11/msg00076.html
> FWIW: I share Bob F's perspective. One lesson the mess about the
> original lzma has tought, is to be more reluctant on adoption of such
> compression tools.

Wrt compressors for use in rpm payloads, absolutely agreed. Build-time 
support for uncompressing patches + tarballs for whatever formats is quite 
different issue and not harmful, but I see little point in having support 
for a format that barely exists in the wild (AFAICT). Otherwise we should 
add LHA, ARJ and all the other myriads of known (un)compressors too...

 	- Panu -

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