xz vs. lzma

Arkadiusz Miskiewicz arekm at maven.pl
Thu Jun 18 17:34:54 CEST 2009

On Wednesday 17 of June 2009, Paweł Zuzelski wrote:
> xz has replaced lzma, "Provides/Obsoletes" it and install symlink
> lzma that points to xz. Unfortunatelly these programs are not
> compatibile. xz is unable to decompress file compressed with lzma.
> It breaks build process of some packages (see
> http://buildlogs.pld-linux.org/index.php?dist=th&arch=athlon&ok=0&name=tela
> Is it bug in xz that can be easily fixed? If no (imo) xz must not
> Obsoletes/Provides lzma and it should be possible to install xz and
> lzma on the same system.

That had to be "user fault".  We used lzma but with old compression format 
mode in rpm for example.

IMO just repackage that tarball and be done with it.

Arkadiusz Miśkiewicz        PLD/Linux Team
arekm / maven.pl            http://ftp.pld-linux.org/

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