gnutls 2.12.6

Jim Meyering jim at
Sun Jun 5 19:24:19 CEST 2011

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos wrote:
> Here are the BZIP2 compressed sources:


Congratulations on a new release.
Have you considered also releasing xz-compressed tarballs?
When I recompress that tarball using xz -8ev, the result
is 2/3 the size of the original, at 2.3MiB smaller:

    6.9M    gnutls-2.12.6.tar.bz2
    4.6M    gnutls-2.12.6.tar.xz

If you're interested, just add "dist-xz" to the AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE
line in

diff --git a/ b/
index e02ed71..9547e1e 100644
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@ AC_INIT([GnuTLS], [2.99.3], [bug-gnutls at])

-AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE([1.10 no-dist-gzip dist-bzip2 -Wall -Werror -Wno-override])
+AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE([1.10 no-dist-gzip dist-bzip2 dist-xz -Wall -Werror -Wno-override])
 m4_ifdef([AM_SILENT_RULES], [AM_SILENT_RULES([yes])])

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