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Re: Please add lzip support in the repository




Hi!

On Thu, 2017-06-15 at 17:22:53 +0500, Andrey Rahmatullin wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 01:55:10PM +0200, Maria Bisen wrote:
> > It's been drawn to my attention the topic included in this thread:
> > 
> > https://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2017-06/msg00084.html
> > 
> > I've got the feeling that the distribution the thread talks about is
> > precisely yours, Debian's. As stated there, giving support to lzip in
> > Debian seems feasable and easy. Could it be possible, then, to add
> > lzip support? : )

I'm afraid this pretty much is not going to happen, besides being
there no technical advantage at all (to the contrary), and given the
multiple previous very obnoxious interactions with upstream and some
of its supporters (not all of course), filled with FUD and extremely
biased and invalid claims.

> Please read the thread starting with
> https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2015/06/msg00173.html

That thread started at
<https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2015/06/threads.html#00173>
and continued at
<https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2015/07/threads.html#00377>
and further at
<https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2015/08/threads.html#00021>.

Please also read the bug reports referenced.

> It is similar to the thread you've referenced, with the same person (the
> software author) making the same arguments which are then turned down as
> invalid.

Indeed. And at this point, I'm starting to consider adding an entry of
its own just to cover the lzip situation in the dpkg FAQ…

Thanks,
Guillem