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Re: Proposal: Make dist.sh use "gzip -n"

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2005-04-04 20:37:43 CEST

--On Sunday, April 3, 2005 11:35 PM +0100 Max Bowsher <maxb@ukf.net> wrote:

> I would like to patch dist.sh to use the gzip -n option.
>
> By default, gzip stores the original filename and the mtime of the file
> it is compressing _inside_ the gzip file.
> The presence of the mtime prevents me from downloading the bz2 file, and
> locally un-bz2ing it then gzipping it, and getting the exact contents of
> the official gz tarball. The -n switch prevents the name and mtime from
> being stored, making this local transformation possible.
>
> I want this to be possible, since I do not want to have to waste time
> download the tarball twice in order to gpg-sign it.
>
> Note that gzip _ignores_ the stored metadata when uncompressing, so there
> is no adverse impact to this change.

+1 on this change. -- justin

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