[pacman-dev] [PATCH] makepkg: unify tarball creation

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 14:43:57 EDT 2011

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 1:37 PM, lolilolicon <lolilolicon at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 1:52 AM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Until you teach bsdtar to not store a new gzip timestamp each time it
>> creates a package (and thus makes packaging actually produce the same
>> package every time), this patch totally breaks lessons we learned 2
>> and a half years ago.
>> -Dan
> Wow, that's pretty crazzzy. We could use a comment at the silly spot.
Agreed. And you can fix up the $EXT bit if we have dead code, but we
have to use a pipe for now.
> But still the usage of $EXT should be gone now that we just use a pipe.
> I also think we can still unify tarball creation- just always do it
> the silly way.
> We should probably lose .tar.Z though, since we don't have 'compress'.
You're assuming Arch, and a default install at that. We don't assume
that- if you want to use compress, go for it, just make sure you have
it installed.


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