Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:37:01 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: New Exherbo+musl stage: x86_64-pc-linux-musl-20160621 On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 12:20:30PM -0300, Matias A. Fonzo wrote: > El Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:01:17 +0200 > Shiz <hi@...z.me> escribió: > > > On 22 Jun 2016, at 01:22, Matias A. Fonzo <selk@...gora.org> wrote: > > > > > >> The latest musl stage can always be found at: > > >> https://www.somasis.com/stages/exherbo-x86_64-pc-linux-musl-current.tar.xz > > > > > > Please, consider switching to another format, like lzip/clzip. See: > > > > > > http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/xz_inadequate.html > > > > Switching to a format almost nobody has a decompressor for, > > especially for something like a stage3 that is often extracted in a > > live environment with no options to extra install packages, doesn’t > > seem like a good idea. > > > > - Shiz > > Distribute files and impose to your users in having xz, is a bad idea. Decompressing xz is supported by busybox and internally by busybox tar and gnu tar, so I don't see any practical risk of the user not having support. On the other hand, nobody has ever heard of lzip or clzip and they're certainly not supported in the widely available tools. For a compression format (from the perspective of the party doing the decompression), the only technical details that are relevant are the compression ratios and the memory and time requirements for decompressing. Rich
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