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.
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.