The buildsys-build comps group as well as [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#Exceptions_2 BuildRequires exception list] contain gzip and bzip2 utilities. As xz archives gain popularity in software distribution, I'd like to see ''xz'' package in list of implicit !BuildRequires.
[https://fedorahosted.org/fpc/ticket/46 FPC said] I needed to promote this change through FESCo and then comps group definition before adding it into Packaging Guidelines.
I'd like to see opinion of this committee regarding this question. Whether this update is suitable.
Adding meeting keyword.
This proposal was approved at the 2011-01-05 meeting.
Can we get it added to the build group and packaging?
Will leave this open to track that work.
commited to comps git and added to the koji build group
Note that there is no xz available for rhel4 so i did not add it to epel-4
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