On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 5:22 PM, Jan de Groot email@example.com wrote:
On Mon, 2009-01-12 at 15:15 -0600, Aaron Griffin wrote:
Where did this go?
Do we have any additional opinions regarding LZMA? Personally, I think LZMA is great, and the new licensing (LGPL?) opens a lot of doors. Personally, I can't wait to see squashfs-lzma to pick up speed.
I agree with Dan though - libarchive isn't just a dep of pacman. We also ship bsdtar, which I use quite often.
I think having an LZMA-enabled version of libarchive/bsdtar would fix this bug also: http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/12712
At this moment, rpmextract can't extract RPM files that use LZMA compression. To solve the above bug partially, I'm thinking about rewriting file-roller to use bsdtar for extracting compressed cpio files. Without LZMA support in bsdtar, this will still fail for SuSE's RPM files though.
These are all good reason for lzma support in libarchive. No objections from me.