On 4 June 2018 at 08:48, Allan McRae email@example.com wrote:
On 31/05/18 23:31, Alex Butler wrote:
Adds opt-in lz4 compression of *pkg.tar files with makepkg. This is nice to have as an option for very fast compression and is already installed with libarchive.
Signed-off-by: Alex Butleralexheretic@gmail.com
This patch is fine in principle. But I think we need to figure out what to do with all the COMPRESS* options. This will make seven of them and we have a request for another compression method too. There has to be a more efficient way of overriding the range of compression options.
Perhaps. Though adding a new libarchive-supported compression option currently costs 1 line of code, 1 line of conf & 1 line of docs. I'd say that was pretty good.
I also don't see that this patch particularly complicates any future efforts to improve the compression handling.