[kbd] kbd : suggestion to remove gzip timestamp from compressed consolefonts

Alexey Gladkov gladkov.alexey at gmail.com
Sun Dec 21 13:41:30 MSK 2008

Gilles Espinasse wrote:
> As gzip is used on kbd with MYGZIP = gzip -f -9 to compress consolefonts,
> this include the timestamp (and filename) in each compressed file.
> The result is that two compilations of kbd package at a different time
> produce consolefonts .gz files with different md5.
> To help paranoid to sleep and because this is simplier to track changes when
> there is reallly changes, that's possible to remove gzip timestamp adding -n
> option to gzip.
> So consolefonts files are a few bit smaller and keep the same md5 across
> rebuild.
> Even the oldest gzip version I find (gzip-1.2.4 dated from 1993) support -n
> option.

Good catch! I will apply it.

Rgrds, legion

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