GZipping files at build time

Parker Coates parker.coates at kdemail.net
Mon Feb 20 17:26:30 UTC 2012

On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 12:08, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> 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 ?

Sorry, I probably should have mentioned that in my original email. We
want to compress SVG files to SVGZ files. A SVGZ file is just a single
SVG file that's been gzip compressed.

>> 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.

Unfortunately, tarballs won't work for this purpose.



PS: Thanks for CCing me. I'm not subscribed.

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