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Re: Why aren't ELPA packages compressed?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Why aren't ELPA packages compressed?
Date: Mon, 04 May 2015 15:11:31 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>       I guess that the reason’s similar to the HTTPS case: the Emacs
>       compression support may be dependent on the presence of specific
>       libraries (as in: Zlib) on the target system.

Exactly (actually, linking with zlib is not needed since we can call
gunzip as an external program, but that still means that gzip needs to
be installed).

>       That said, it should be perfectly possible to configure the
>       Apache HTTP server at elpa.gnu.org for transparent compression
>       support;

Should yes.  See my latest attempt at



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