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Re: Something like nocompress DEB_BUILD_OPTION

On Thu, Nov 08, 2012 at 03:39:55PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Dmitrijs Ledkovs <xnox@debian.org> 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.

Why would you ever use gzip if you have a choice?  xz has speed parity with
gzip -9 at somewhere between levels 2 and 3, with greatly better
compression.  Just use xz -0.

How to squander your resources: those silly Swedes have a sauce named
"hovmästarsås", the best thing ever to put on cheese, yet they waste it
solely on mere salmon.

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