[pacman-dev] parallel compression in makepkg
thomas at archlinux.org
Fri Dec 31 09:29:16 EST 2010
Am 31.12.2010 13:59, schrieb Andreas Radke:
> ArchLinux prefers xz compression now. It has a very good compression
> ratio but poor speed due not being threaded for smp usage.
> It seems the upstream xz developer lost the intention to implement it
> after the final xz 5.0 release:
He didn't loose interest, not as far as I can see. This just has to be
> 3rd alternative: lxz from the forum thread I couldn't find so far and
> should get further testing before hitting production state in a
Builds fine and works fine as well.
> What's your opinion? Is using p7zip a solution we can add to makepkg
> for now?
I wouldn't add new code to makepkg for every new compression tool we
find. This should be configurable in makepkg.conf, so everyone can use
different compression commands.
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