[lfs-book] [LFS Trac] #2974: Many packages now available as .tar.xz

LFS Trac trac at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Dec 3 16:19:29 PST 2011

#2974: Many packages now available as .tar.xz
 Reporter:  rafe         |       Owner:  lfs-book@…                   
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new                          
 Priority:  lowest       |   Milestone:  7.1                          
Component:  Book         |     Version:  SVN                          
 Severity:  trivial      |    Keywords:  xz packages                  
Changes (by bdubbs@…):

  * priority:  normal => lowest
  * severity:  normal => trivial


 Why?  How much does it save?   Every package listed is now less than 3M.
 Some less than 1M.  How much bandwidth is saved?  Is that a significant

 Compare the savings to many individual blfs packages e.g python, php,
 ruby, qt, firefox, ...

Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/ticket/2974#comment:1>
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