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Date:      Sat, 02 Jul 2011 12:26:14 +0100
From:      Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh@onetel.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: What is xz ?
Message-ID:  <4E0F0056.1070501@onetel.com>
In-Reply-To: <20110702083826.c979afa8.freebsd@edvax.de>
References:  <4E0EB955.7090308@gmail.com> <20110702083826.c979afa8.freebsd@edvax.de>

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On 02/07/2011 07:38, Polytropon wrote:
> On Sat, 02 Jul 2011 11:53:17 +0530, Manish Jain wrote:
>>
>>     Hi all,
>>     I just downloaded FreeBSD-8.2-RELEASE-i386-dvd1.iso.xz and the md5
>>     checksum is correct. Can someone please tell me what does that xz at
>>     the end stand for ? It looks like it stands for some kind of
>>     compression (gzip/bzip2/some new format), but I can't figure out
>>     exactly which one.
>
> It's xz compression, archivers/xz from ports, which is

...but before you install it you may find it is part of the base system.

%pkg_info -Ix xz
pkg_info: no packages match pattern(s)
%which xz
/usr/bin/xz

I'm on 8.1-R

Chris



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