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

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Mon May 11 21:21:32 EDT 2009

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 7:09 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Pierre Schmitz wrote:
>> Am Dienstag, 12. Mai 2009 01:23:16 schrieb Dan McGee:
>>> For libarchive to support lzma/xz natively, we would need liblzma in
>>> core as well. Thoughts?
>> Sure its only a few KB. Even the complete lzma-utils package would be only
>> 75KB.
>> Anyway: Would it be better to use (successor) xz instead? Or ist the file
>> format somehow compatible?
>> However: I think its a good idea to build libarchive with support for
>> lzma/xz. Other tools (afaik KDE 4.3) will make use if this then, too.
> Does lzma-utils need to be a dep or is an opt-dep fine?  That would make the
> whole discussion moot...  Anyway, I fine with bringing this to [core].  It
> would be bad to disable features just because of the arbitary bounary
> between [core] and [extra].

If we do it right, it can't be an optdep as libarchive will have a
linking dep on liblzma, just as it currently does on gzip and bzip2.
Unless there is some lazy dynamic loading going on (not really sure on
this one), I would feel safer bringing it into core.


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