Re: Compress in Debian.
Mark Eichin <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> The X consortium has patches (which probably won't appear until
> X11R6.3) which fix this (permitting gzip-compressed fonts, using
> zlib.) That would solve the problem for real. If someone wants to
> try shipping a debian X release with this support in it, I can
> forward my original version of the changes...
Nevertheless, Debian should not link `compress' to `gzip'.
* it yields unexpected behavior
* it breaks programs that use compress
It's nice that X11R6 can use gzip, but I expect the X11R6 Makefiles
run `gzip' and not a `compress' binary masquerading as `gzip'.
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