[LEDE-DEV] [PATCH] iperf3: update to version 3.1.5 and download via git

Daniel Engberg daniel.engberg.lists at pyret.net
Sun Jan 15 13:06:22 PST 2017

On 2017-01-15 21:56, Christian Lamparter wrote:
> On Sunday, January 15, 2017 9:25:28 PM CET Daniel Engberg wrote:
>> Thanks for submitting a patch but can you please outline why we would
>> want to switch from a tarball release to a git repo pull for iperf3?
> Actually, it's in the commit. It saves a couple of KiB since we can 
> switch to
> xz along the way too. As for iperf 3.1.5 this is:
> 550862 Bytes for iperf-3.1.5.tar.gz
> vs.
> 400468 Bytes for 
> iperf-3.1.5-a46d5aec9726e196e86ab192c3f77dea6a3beb8e.tar.xz
> That's around 27% savings of bandwidth. Because once it's uploaded
> onto the mirror
> the download methods will pick it from there - instead of the listed 
> address.
> Anyway, if you have your own idea of how to do it: Then just make a
> patch as well.
> Regards,
> Christian

I'm all for saving space and bandwidth but as far as I know the common 
practice is to use tarballs where it makes sense (ie pretty much 
everywhere) and upstream download mirrors/sites. Directing all users to 
the LEDE "backup" mirror is not a desirable outcome as there's no 
official xz package. That's just my point of view.

Daniel Engberg

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