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FS#69977 - [lighttpd] Enable brotli compression

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by jxir (jxir) - Saturday, 13 March 2021, 17:39 GMT
Last edited by Pierre Schmitz (Pierre) - Sunday, 28 May 2023, 08:56 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Pierre Schmitz (Pierre)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


lighttpd 1.4.59-2

Support for brotli compression in mod_deflate was added in version 1.4.56.
The configure flag is --with-brotli.

Since brotli offers a good improvement over gzip and has been supported by the major browsers for years, I think it's worth considering enabling it.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Pierre Schmitz (Pierre)
Sunday, 28 May 2023, 08:56 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Comment by gstrauss (gstrauss) - Sunday, 28 May 2023, 07:18 GMT
@pierre lighttpd mod_deflate is the only part of lighttpd which may depend on brotli. Can this be packaged separately as lighttpd-mod_deflate (or something similar)?
Comment by Pierre Schmitz (Pierre) - Sunday, 28 May 2023, 08:56 GMT
I have enabled brotli support. As it is a core library required by a lot of packages (e.g. curl and therefore pacman) spliut this dependecy is of no benefit.