Thoughts on switching our archive compression method

Vincent Habchi vince at
Wed Sep 23 06:37:38 UTC 2020


> Maybe, but if we could use something built into macOS, like xz on 10.9 and later, then we wouldn't need to bundle yet another third-party project (the decompression program) into MacPorts base.

Sure, but if the ultimate goal is to reduce disk size and bandwidth, then it can be worth bundling a decompression utility with the base, given it yields better compression ratios. Also, if that utility compiles on MacOS < 10.9, that means we could have a single compression process for all the OS versions we package for.


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