I have a friend that complained about the incredible amount of time makepkg takes to compress the google-chrome AUR package when installing it on a netbook with a low performance CPU.
Since he and I are not really concerned about the size of the package, I decided to take a quick look to see if I could disable the compression. It only took a moment of looking at the makepkg manual.
# nano /etc/makepkg.conf
#PKGEXT='.pkg.tar.xz' PKGEXT='.pkg.tar' #SRCEXT='.src.tar.gz' SRCEXT='.src.tar'
Now when installing google-chrome from the AUR, the archive is instantly created and installed. I’m keeping the change even on my computers with much higher performance CPUs.