Why isn't xz-utils installed to provide lzma for dpkg?

Asked by Gerard

One of the flags for 'tar' is the '-J' flag for filtering through 'xz'. It seems to me that 'xz-utils' should be installed by default to potentially satisfy this flag, as well as the 'lzma' needed by dpkg. Why not "kill two dependencies with one package"?

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Philip Muškovac (yofel) said :

This is being worked on in bug 512058

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