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

Paul.Koning at dell.com Paul.Koning at dell.com
Tue Sep 20 15:58:42 UTC 2016

> On Sep 20, 2016, at 11:42 AM, Alexander Belopolsky <alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 11:24 AM, Deborah Goldsmith <goldsmit at apple.com> wrote:
> 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

That assumes you have Brew installed, and that you were willing to have it to begin with.

MacOS out of the box does understand xz format, which seems to be a plausible alternative, if you want a newer and more efficient compresssion.  xz is also readily available on Windows.


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