[arch-general] Zstandard for local user build packages - Was: [arch-announce] Now using Zstandard instead of xz for package compression

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Sat Jan 4 22:56:24 UTC 2020

On Sat, 4 Jan 2020 23:46:26 +0100, Morten Linderud via arch-general
>On Sat, Jan 04, 2020 at 11:43:03PM +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> Do we manually change the "EXTENSION DEFAULTS" and/or something else?
        ^need to
>This is a devtools change, the `makepkg.conf` supplied with pacman
>hasn't changed. If you want zstd on your local builds, change the
>`PKGEXT` as explained in the makepkg.conf manpage.

Thank you

and my apologies for missing to read the man page before
sending the request to the mailing list.

[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ man makepkg.conf | grep PKGEXT -A2
       PKGEXT=".pkg.tar.gz", SRCEXT=".src.tar.gz"
           Sets the compression used when making compiled or source packages. Valid suffixes are .tar.gz, .tar.bz2, .tar.xz, .tar.zst, .tar.lzo, .tar.lrz, .tar.lz4, .tar.lz and .tar.Z,
           or simply .tar to disable compression entirely.


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