On Sat, Nov 2, 2019 at 6:34 PM Kevin Fenzi <kevin at scrye.com> wrote: > > On Sat, Nov 02, 2019 at 04:47:01PM -0400, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote: > > Fedora 31 elected to use a new compression algorithm, "zstd", to > > compress RPM's. The result of this unnecessary optimization is that > > even commercially supported and long-term-support operating systems, > > like RHEL 7 and 8, and CentOS 7 and 8, cannot deconstruct leading edge > > Fedora SRPM's, especially the bleeding edge ones from rawhide. > > This is not the case. > > Fedora switched binary rpms to use zstd. > src.rpms are still using xz? (or perhaps gzip, but definitely not zstd). > > Fedora src.rpms should unpack fine on el 6/7/8. What the *devil*? (Downloading again and taking apart) Oh, boy. Yes, the SRPMs succeed. The RPMs fail, which breaks the "mock" based compilation of Fedora 31 and rawhide components. I was confused, and will update my fresh bugzilla.