[tz] [PROPOSED PATCH 2/2] Use lz format for new tarball

Alexander Belopolsky alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 15:42:46 UTC 2016

On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 11:24 AM, Deborah Goldsmith <goldsmit at apple.com>

> There are no tools that ship with macOS or Windows (out of the box) that
> can decode it.

Neither of those systems come with a compiler out of the box either.  On
MacOS, it takes less than 1.5 seconds to install lzip:

$ time brew install lzip
==> Downloading
Already downloaded:
==> Pouring lzip-1.18.el_capitan.bottle.tar.gz
🍺  /usr/local/Cellar/lzip/1.18: 9 files, 166.4K

real   0m1.124s
user   0m0.646s
sys     0m0.537s

If you have trouble unpacking .tar.lz files - just point your browser to


and get whatever individual files you need.
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