GZipping files at build time

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Mon Feb 20 17:08:57 UTC 2012

On Monday 20 February 2012, Parker Coates wrote:
> Hello Build System Experts,
> Within the KDEGames project we would like to gzip compress some files
> at build-time, and I am coming to you folks for suggestions.
> Can CMake do this for us? (I don't think so, but I'm not certain.
> Maybe CPack?) Is any other part of KDE currently gzipping at
> build-time? If so, can we reuse this solution?

What do you want to compress ? Just individual files or directories or ?

> The obvious approach is to add a build-time dependency on the gzip
> executable, but this might be a pain on non-Unix platforms. Of course,

Try cmake -E tar ...
This exists for this purpose.


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