Make distribution tarball compression format configurable

Authored by hvr on Feb 26 2014, 3:20 PM.

Description

Make distribution tarball compression format configurable

By default, bzip2 compression is selected (which is what has been used
till now). Additionally, by setting the TAR_COMP make variable to one of
the values "bzip2", "gzip", or "xz", an explicit compression format can
be requested for the distribution tarballs. For instance, invoking

make TAR_COMP=xz sdist-ghc

will result in a tarball ./sdistprep/ghc-7.9.20140226-src.tar.xz

Signed-off-by: Herbert Valerio Riedel <hvr@gnu.org>

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Committed
hvrFeb 26 2014, 3:26 PM
Pushed
bgamariAug 25 2016, 1:39 PM
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rGHCDIFF98b6756b0919: Fix #8807.
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