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Norbert Preining norbert at preining.info
Fri Sep 28 16:01:03 CEST 2018


On Fri, 28 Sep 2018, texlive at schoepfer.info wrote:
> As a sidenote, maybe it's worth looking at lzip. It won't compress better,
> but it seems to be safer and therefor somehow better, see
> https://www.nongnu.org/lzip/xz_inadequate.html

Lots of statements, but not really convincing. Reading through the
linked Debian thread starting at
no conclusive answer is found.

The biggest critique is about data checking, which we do anyway after
download with separate sha256 hashes, so this is not an issue.

I agree that in principle a simpler format with only one container and
no nesting of containers and variety of filters would be nice, though.

But, it is c++ and although I don't know what level of it, supporting
lzip would mean building lzip utils on all our supported systems which
might be a pain.



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