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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sat Feb 11 05:14:24 EST 2012

On 11/02/12 19:56, Florian Pritz wrote:
> 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)

And how do you specify using pgzip that way?

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