Dropping bzip2 release tarballs?

Jan Stolarek jan.stolarek at p.lodz.pl
Tue Feb 2 12:44:37 UTC 2016

> it appears that essentially everyone uses the xz distributions. If this really is the
> case, then I would ask why are we spending the disk space, effort,
> bandwidth, and complexity preparing the bzips.
I stayed quite in this discusion so far, but I am one of the people still using bz2 rather than 
xz. Why? Because I use a fairly old Linux distro and my GUI tool for working with archives does 
not recognize xz format. I'll live without bz2, but my life will be less comfortable.


Politechnika Łódzka
Lodz University of Technology

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