Monday, 12 March 2018

Re: zstd compression for packages

On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 03:36:11PM +0100, Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> Acknowledged. I don't think we want to go ahead without dpkg upstream
> blessing anyway. On the APT side, we don't maintain Ubuntu-only branches,
> so if we get a go-ahead it would land in Debian immediately too.


> I had a quick look at Launchpad and I think it only needs a backport of
> the APT commits to an older branch (or an upgrade to bionic, but that
> sounds like more work :D) but I might be wrong.

We'll probably also need a dpkg backport (preferably in xenial-updates)
and some small changes to lib/lp/archiveuploader/. It's not hugely
difficult but will need a bit of work.

Colin Watson []

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