[Haskell-cafe] Compressing GHC tarballs with LZMA

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Sat Apr 24 06:59:39 EDT 2010

On 24/04/10 08:02, Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> Hello Leon,
> Saturday, April 24, 2010, 12:23:58 AM, you wrote:
>> file nearly a third smaller.   Given that many modern variants of the
>> "tar" command support .tar.lzma files directly
> isn't latest version of lzma-based compression use .xz extension?

How common is support for .xz on the platforms we are interested in here?

I just passed a .tar.xz to a Mac user and got an email back that he couldn't
unpack it.  Rather than dig deeper I just sent him a .tar.gz, so I don't know
what tool he was using.


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