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Re: lzip support

From: Jan Engelhardt
Subject: Re: lzip support
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 18:30:10 +0100 (CET)
User-agent: Alpine 1.10 (LNX 962 2008-03-14)

On Friday 2008-11-28 17:21, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:

> Since LZIP support has appeared apparently out of the blue (no
> prior discussion on this list), and Automake already had LZMA
> support, can someone please explain LZIP vs LZMA and why we now
> have at least two LZMA compressed targets?

See ,
I think this should answer it.

> I see that LZIP is GPL licensed and is pretty small, and with just
> one author.

Sometimes, simplicity is the key. And I do not think that having
exactly 1.0 authors makes a project insignificant.

> It also seems that LZIP is not capable of decoding LZMA
> utils output.

In the gzip × bzip2 × lzma matrix, neither can decode another.
So it's not like lzip would be missing a feature others would have.

> If automake now supports 'lzip', why does it not also offer to support 7-Zip',
> 'srpm', 'zoo', 'arc', and the many other possible archiving formats so that
> confusion of the user base can become complete?

I would say because 7zip, ZOO and ARC (what's with these 1990s packers?)
do not support UNIX owners nor permissions (required for the beloved +x bit
on scripts.).

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