On Wednesday, May 09, 2012 04:21:29 AM Marcus Meissner wrote:
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.
Some distros do not have anything to satisfy this requirement or it has been renamed to something difficult to find.
When I switched it to bz2, it packaged on all distros!
I did not recompress anything, the upstream offered all three!