Subject: Format selection in pkg_create
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/05/2007 03:39:37
Hi all,
to decide which compression algorithm to use, pkg_create plays some
games with the suffix of the package name, adding one if necessary.
I think this is bogus and want to change it by adding -t format, with
format being one of none/gzip/bzip2 with gzip being the default.

pkgsrc itself would be changed to pass down that argument if the
pkg_install version is new enough. This would have to be pulled up to
help users with newer pkg_install but 2007Q2.