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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Uploading huge sources
On Wed, May 09, 2012 at 01:43:21AM -0500, Paul Elliott wrote:
On Tuesday, May 08, 2012 05:33:29 PM Brian K. White wrote:


Preferred just means preferred.

If the upstream offers tar.gz, tar.bz2 and tar.xz, use the tar.xz


I just had a package fail to package on several distros, include some old
suse
distros, because it used xz.

? How so? On some you might need to BuildRequire: xz to get it unpack.

When I switched it to bz2, it packaged on all distros!

I did not recompress anything, the upstream offered all three!

I think this policy is dumb.

Use whatever you think is best.

openSUSE Factory meanwhile has the policy of "do not recompress yourself", so
just include the smallest supported source repositoriy available from upstream.

Ciao, Marcus
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