[arch-dev-public] LZMA - in or out? ([signoff] libarchive 2.6.0)

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 20:42:21 EST 2009

On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 5:22 PM, Jan de Groot <jan at jgc.homeip.net> 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.

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