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

Florian Pritz bluewind at xinu.at
Sat Feb 11 05:15:06 EST 2012

On 11.02.2012 11:14, Allan McRae wrote:
> 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?

Valid point I guess.

Florian Pritz

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