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Bug 349582 - Add PORTAGE_BUNZIP2_COMMAND like support for other compression methods
Summary: Add PORTAGE_BUNZIP2_COMMAND like support for other compression methods
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Enhancement/Feature Requests (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-12-24 09:08 UTC by Justin Lecher (RETIRED)
Modified: 2017-02-08 02:19 UTC (History)
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Description Justin Lecher (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-12-24 09:08:07 UTC
At least .gz, tar.gz and .tgz should be supported as there are some alternative apps to extraction in the tree.
Comment 1 Brian Dolbec gentoo-dev 2017-02-08 02:19:18 UTC
We could use the pydecomp lib I created for catalyst.  It is very flexible in the binaries it can run for both compression and decompression.  It can be easily extended and is pretty much transparent to the consumer app.  It just needs to instantiate a decompression instance and let it do it's thing.  It does still need some more work to be fully fleshed out with configurable options (plus some additional BSD tar support).  But it is functional and supports many different forms of compression and decompression including squashfs.  It also includes an rsync module for local rsyncs.

Zac you may recall my mentioning it before.  And the possibility of portage/emerge making use of it.  Keeping the current code for backup of course.