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bug#25699: GZIPs deprecated environment variable

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#25699: GZIPs deprecated environment variable
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2017 18:28:58 -0800
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Bachsau wrote:
I can use an alias or script as suggested by gzip itself, but that will
not be picked up by update scripts and such stuff

Sure it will. Just rename /bin/gzip to /bin/gzip.real, and create a shell script /bin/gzip that looks like this:

exec gzip.real -9 "$@"

You're the sysadmin, so you can do this. (And if you were not the sysadmin, you wouldn't be able to edit any global configuration file either.)

The GZIP environment variable leads to functionality and security problems, which is why it's being deprecated.

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