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Re: dist-xz compression level

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: dist-xz compression level
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 21:47:11 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-10-28)

* Andreas Jellinghaus wrote on Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 09:41:44PM CEST:
> Am Montag 12 April 2010 20:31:22 schrieb Ralf Wildenhues:
> > My idea would be to implement this for master, and revert the recent
> > xz -9 patch on branch-1.11.  Comments, criticism?
> if the environment variables can be used to set the compression,
> that is perfect for me. why write your own code, when the environment
> will be accepted automatically?

Because you cannot easily set an environment variable in the
without another 'make' indirection, at least not without resorting to
GNU make features.  'make dist' is fairly well-known, a package-specific
mydist rule or so would be decidedly worse in terms of ease of use.

> but some documentation would help users I think.

Well, yes, amending automake.texi was an implicit part of my proposal.

> (also some man pages don't document these environment options,
> at least in the versions I have, but strings indicate they exist...)

Are you speaking about Automake or the compressors?  I found each of
those variables in a manpage.


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