[arch-dev-public] libarchive 3.1.1 upgrade

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sun Feb 3 20:57:14 EST 2013

On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 7:31 PM, Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:
> I noticed last week that we're a bit out of date on libarchive, and
> started looking into why. There's 3 things that immediately came up:
> 1) There's a soname bump. The list isn't huge though (15 packages)
> 2) bsdtar's mtree file generation explodes. This is relevant for pacman
> 4.1. I've already filed a bug and proposed a patch[1].
> 3) There's a test suite failure in bsdcpio for lzo extraction. This
> turned out to be a missing dep. libarchive now handles lzo via lzo2 so
> we'd need to add it to depends. No big deal as lzo2 is already in [core].

4) They aren't releasing tarballs because they can't host them on
Github anymore. Seriously? Please become a real project again and
release a stable cut of code hosted somewhere else at least; I know
their Google code page could still do this for him.

> Other than this, I've been running 3.1.1 without problems for roughly a
> week now (logs say since 1/28) and haven't had any other issues. Mostly
> aiming this at Dan and Allan, but once we have an upstream fix for the
> legit bug here, is anyone opposed to doing this upgrade/rebuild? I know
> we want to release pacman 4.1 soon, and it'd be probably be good not to
> have these overlap too much.
> d
> [1] http://code.google.com/p/libarchive/issues/detail?id=301

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