Description of problem:
If we are going to use xz from createrepo/yum we need python bindings. Worst case I can probably do them, but it'd be nice if an xz maintainer did them for me :).
This blocks 590743, which is kind of important for 6.0
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James, it will hardly happen as I don't want to touch Python with a pole and am total Python n00b :)
In any case I'm willing to help you writing it as I'm quite experienced with xz's API and can help you push things upstream or provide some examples.
I guess this should be closed ... as there are external bindings we are using atm. "pylzma", which is "import lzma".
Ok, closing WONTFIX based on comment #4...