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Re: Please add lzip support in the repository

On 2017-07-03 11:41, Maria Bisen wrote:
3- Somebody else, also from Debian, asks the upstream above to bring back
the xz tarball

4- As a result, lzip is almost never used alone (without xz), and Debian can
justify forever the lack of lzip support

Hi Maria,

in the example you mentioned upstream have added xz to the set of archives they distribute their source in. Currently[1] the GNU Octave source code is being distributed as .gz, lz and .xz tarballs.

I don't get it; what exactly is the problem when upstream distributes their source in multiple formats, including .xz and .lz, among others?


[1] https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/octave/