[PATCH 1/1] git: use xz compressed archive for download

Lukas Fleischer cgit at cryptocrack.de
Wed Dec 24 09:01:10 CET 2014

On Wed, 24 Dec 2014 at 03:14:46, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> Merged a variant of this.
> xz is less commonly deployed, but I think modernization is a good thing in
> this regard, so rolling with it.

I don't think this is a good idea (I raised concerns weeks ago but
forgot to Cc the mailing list). Several tar(1) implementations don't
support the -J switch. We could add some hackery and use the xz(1)
command line utility instead but I am not sure whether the savings of
~30% justify portability hacks :)

Either way, this should be reverted or replaced by something portable.

Regards and happy holidays,

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