[pacman-dev] [PATCH] makepkg: allow specifying compression options

Florian Pritz bluewind at xinu.at
Sat Feb 11 04:56:41 EST 2012

On 11.02.2012 10:56, Allan McRae wrote:
> From: Christian Hesse <mail at earthworm.de>
> Adds the ability to override the commands used to compressing
> compiled and source packages.  This is useful for those wanting
> to use alternative implementations of the compression tools or
> non-default compression options.

There is really no need to do that as gzip already has the GZIP
environment variable, xz has XZ_DEFAULTS and XZ_OPT, bzip2 has BZIP2 and
BZIP. compress doesn't have something like that afaict.

These variables can contain command line options which will be parsed
before the real command line options. (Refer to the gzip, bzip2, xz
manpages for more info)

You can test this by adding 'export XZ_OPT=-h"' to package() and xz will
then output the help msg to the package file. (bsdtar will also print an
error, but that's expected)

Florian Pritz

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