Re: Something like nocompress DEB_BUILD_OPTION
On 8 November 2012 23:39, Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Dmitrijs Ledkovs <email@example.com> writes:
>> I would like to have a nocompress Debian build option that will skip any
>> compression/optimisation at build time.
>> Specifically dpkg-builddeb and dpkg-source should use not use any
>> compression methods.
> Why do you think this would be of any benefit? gzip compression is pretty
> fast. It seems unlikely to me that this is a substantial bottleneck.
Gzip is ok, but many packages these days use xz -9 --extreme deb
options which is not fast at all on my pandaboard nor on my cloud
instances with capped CPU & memory.
Using such compression is good for release debs, but not in developer
testing. It wastes developer's time.