[pacman-dev] [PATCH] RFC: remove upx and optipng support from makepkg

Christian Hesse list at eworm.de
Fri Feb 12 19:09:45 UTC 2016

Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> on Tue,  2 Feb 2016 11:44:01 +1000:
> BAH!  I reluctently accepted the optipng patch before I split out
> libmakepkg.  I never thought of removing it before it saw a release...


It was me who added the optipng thing. In fact my primary thought was
not about saving space - that's only some kB for each package, if at

When I added this we had early libpng releases with had problems with
ancient broken png files that are still around in some packages. Using
optipng was an easy way to fix this. Space saving was just an extra. ;)

So if you think this is a burden to maintain just remove it...
I am pretty sure I can live without. (Anyway... Did not see bad impact
of broken png files in a long time now.)
Best regards,

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