Bug 1288057 - modifyrepo --compress-type=xz produces bz2 compressed files
modifyrepo --compress-type=xz produces bz2 compressed files
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: createrepo (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Valentina Mukhamedzhanova
BaseOS QE Security Team
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Reported: 2015-12-03 07:04 EST by Stanislav Zidek
Modified: 2017-12-06 05:56 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-12-06 05:56:37 EST
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Description Stanislav Zidek 2015-12-03 07:04:13 EST
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. createrepo .
2. touch file
3. modifyrepo --compress-type=xz file repodata/

Actual results:
Wrote: /root/x/repodata/file.bz2
           type = file
       location = repodata/c44de2322a019e5a63623d0b6f17d82089bc491a94fedfebc8811345662f3b9c-file.bz2
       checksum = c44de2322a019e5a63623d0b6f17d82089bc491a94fedfebc8811345662f3b9c
      timestamp = 1449144133.86
  open-checksum = 0b4f321bf090fcf3792f5fffc4fcd1801fab37e0470c66d46cb0f0181b316a73
Wrote: /root/x/repodata/repomd.xml

# file repodata/c44de2322a019e5a63623d0b6f17d82089bc491a94fedfebc8811345662f3b9c-file.bz2
repodata/c44de2322a019e5a63623d0b6f17d82089bc491a94fedfebc8811345662f3b9c-file.bz2: bzip2 compressed data, block size = 900k

Expected results:
either produce xz file or give an error same as createrepo, i.e.:
"Compression xz not available: Please choose from: gz, bz2"
Comment 2 Jan Kurik 2017-12-06 05:56:37 EST
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is in the Production 3 Phase. During the Production 3 Phase, Critical impact Security Advisories (RHSAs) and selected Urgent Priority Bug Fix Advisories (RHBAs) may be released as they become available.

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