Question 10000 :)
Would there be any benefit at all to allowing tar.lzma inside source
rpms? The compression benefit is kind of huge for a Linux kernel (it's
one-fifth smaller here - 42MB instead of 50MB). For other packages too,
while it would take longer (to compress an existing tarball from gz or
bz2 to lzma) to WRITE packages, installing the source package would get
much faster due to the faster decompression and multicore and what-not..
This kind of stuff is automatic on FreeBSD where the BSD tar (because
it's based on libarchive) can work out what to decompress, whereas GNU
tar seems a little lame in comparison..
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