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Old 03-31-2014, 10:55 AM   #16
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And BTW: Slackware for the Intel platform has been using xz package compression for quite some tine now so I guess that Stuart wants to make the official ARM port more standard exactly by using the standard Slackware package compression algorithm.
I just want to save disk space and time spending uploading the packages, since my upload speed is pretty low.
 
Old 04-01-2014, 03:08 AM   #17
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I just want to save disk space and time spending uploading the packages, since my upload speed is pretty low.
Well whatever ... thanks for all the hard work you put into Slackware ARM and for letting us participate.

@guanx: did your doctor not tell you to do complete rest ? why don't you listen to him ?
 
Old 04-01-2014, 08:18 AM   #18
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I installed your tgz packaged first then used makepkg to create a txz
Just a very minor side note but you didn't need to use makepkg, you could just do something like the following to make an xz compressed version of a package for testing:

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zcat gcc-4.8.2-arm-1.tgz | xz > gcc-4.8.2-arm-1.txz
 
Old 04-01-2014, 09:41 AM   #19
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@guanx: did your doctor not tell you to do complete rest ? why don't you listen to him ?
Thank you louigi600. Replying to your posts is entertainment, is not working, therefore allowed. I think those who assert that Linux doesn't reclaim memory after a process has exited need a doctor more urgently.
 
Old 04-01-2014, 12:51 PM   #20
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Thank you louigi600. Replying to your posts is entertainment, is not working, therefore allowed. I think those who assert that Linux doesn't reclaim memory after a process has exited need a doctor more urgently.
Then if it's not work why not spend the time to prove me wrong ?
I mean it won't take too long to: check the memory on your system, unzx a file compressed with default compression level and then check again the memory ... the 9Mb will move into the chache/buffres unless your system is low in memory.
But maybe I'm wrong.
 
Old 04-02-2014, 02:39 AM   #21
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@ruario; Just a very minor side note but you didn't need to use makepkg, you could just do something like the following to make an xz compressed version of a package for testing:
Yes your are right I could have done it as per your above zcat command. However, it was on my mind that if Stuart was going to create a .txz package he would be using makepkg so I used makepkg. Would that matter between your command and makepkg, dunno, I'm just a common garden variety Slackware user.

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