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Re: [lorax] Split compression into separate methods; use xz to compress initrd

On Thu, 2011-02-17 at 08:50 +0100, Martin Gracik wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-02-16 at 16:38 -0500, Will Woods wrote:
> > On Wed, 2011-02-16 at 03:22 -0500, Martin Gracik wrote:
> > > Why do you want to remove the gzip python module calls, and replace them with an external call to gzip?
> > 
> > Mostly just for consistency with the other compressor call - plus it let
> > me remove an 'import' and a few lines of code, plus it would make it
> > easier to replace gzip with another compression program like xz. Except
> > module-init-tools only supports .gz files. So.. yeah. Not that useful.
> > 
> > I'll send a much smaller patch that just does the xz compression.
> > 
> > -w
> > 
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> I tried to use python modules if we have them instead of calling some
> binaries. I hope there will be the PyLZMA module in fedora soon, so we
> can change the xz call in the future too.
> I have the lzma code in my local branch, I was trying it before we went
> to Tempe, so you don't need to bother with it.
> But, does it require any changes in anaconda? Or can we push the patch
> to the repo and start using lzma right away?


there's pyliblzma, is that gonna work?


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