[1.7] Updated: {libarchive/libarchive2/libarchive-devel/bsdtar/bsdcpio}-2.7.0pre-10

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Mon Mar 16 03:29:00 GMT 2009


Libarchive is a programming library that can create and read several
different streaming archive formats, including most popular tar
variants and several cpio formats. It can also write shar archives and
read ISO9660 CDROM images. The bsdtar program is an implementation of
tar(1) that is built on top of libarchive.

Libarchive is rapidly gearing up for the 2.7.0 final release (est.
early April). This package will be updated again at that time.

[[ compiled using gcc-3.4.4-999 ]]

This is the first release specific for cygwin-1.7. However, it
differs in one significant aspect from the simultaneously-released
libarchive-2.7.0pre-1 for cygwin-1.5: this version supports
extended attributes, because it was compiled against the new
cygwin-1.7 kernel which provides the necessary facilities.

As usual, this package also differs in various trivial ways from the
cygwin-1.5 package: the README references cygport-0.9.5 and
cygwin-1.7.0-43, and the /usr/share/doc/ layout is influenced by the
cygport changes between 0.4.x and 0.9.x.

CHANGES (since 2.5.5-1)
========================
o Fork for cygwin-1.7 development
o Adds support for extended attributes
o Updated to latest upstream SVN (r. 772)
  - upstream added support for lzma, xz compression and
    decompression. The cygwin 2.5.5 release included only
    lzma decompression, via liblzmadec and an additional
    patch -- now happily obsolete. This was made possible
    by the upstream copyright owners of LZMA SDK and LZMA
    Utils placing their code in the public domain, as the
    earlier licenses (various, incl. GPL) were unsuitable
    for use by the militantly-BSD-licensed libarchive.
  - upstream has been working heavily towards a native
    win32 port. Unfortunately, all of their #ifdefs broke
    cygwin; this version is heavily patched to accommodate
    both platforms. Patch sent upstream, but beware: here
    there be dragons (but, the whole test suite passes with
    no errors).
o Recompiled against liblzma
o Updated hint files to refect new dependencies and 
  package names

-- 
Charles Wilson
volunteer libarchive maintainer for cygwin

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