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Re: RFC: Support for zstd in .deb packages?




On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 02:01:44PM +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 01:45:07PM +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> > Don't.  For .debs, that is.
> 
> Scratch that.
> 
> apt Depends: libapt-pkg5.0 Depends: libzstd1
> 
> While apt is "merely" priority:required rather than fully essential, a
> Debian system without apt is so deeply embedded it already requires special
> steps, thus there's probably no reason to bother.
> 
> If apt has already taken the plunge, it's reasonable for dpkg to follow.
> The "reduced essential set" guys will be unhappy, but as we're already
> there, it's good to switch other users which need a general-purpose fast
> good compressor (the "slow but strong" slot is providen by xz, "weak but
> extremely fast" by lz4 -- libzstd happens to include a lz4 implementation).

I specifically called it experimental, and it might not be part of buster
if it turns out to be not useful.

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