Bug 978596 - Compress tarball with xz
Compress tarball with xz
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ogre (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bruno Wolff III
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-06-26 17:37 EDT by Ville Skyttä
Modified: 2015-05-29 19:57 EDT (History)
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Compress tarball with xz (1002 bytes, patch)
2014-06-30 06:13 EDT, Ville Skyttä
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Description Ville Skyttä 2013-06-26 17:37:34 EDT
Compressing the tarball with xz -e instead of bzip2 would save about 17 MB, see http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.redhat.fedora.devel/181336 and let me know if you'd like me to take care of this for devel.
Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2013-09-16 10:16:35 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 20 development cycle.
Changing version to '20'.

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Comment 2 Martin Preisler 2014-06-11 08:45:40 EDT

are you suggesting that we extract the tarball and repack it? I think there is more value in using upstream tarball as is. In my eyes it's well worth the 17 MB.

Suggesting this switch to the upstream is another matter of course and I fully support it.
Comment 3 Ville Skyttä 2014-06-30 06:13:03 EDT
Created attachment 913296 [details]
Compress tarball with xz

(In reply to Martin Preisler from comment #2)
> are you suggesting that we extract the tarball and repack it? I think there
> is more value in using upstream tarball as is.

You are already shipping a modified non-upstream tarball; while that's the case I don't see a reason not to switch to xz. See the attached (untested) patch.
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