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FS#10902 - Proposed rename of "lzma" to "lzma-utils"

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Opened by dcecchin (Kalidarn) - Sunday, 13 July 2008, 10:37 GMT
Last edited by Allan McRae (Allan) - Monday, 14 July 2008, 02:11 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Status Closed
Assigned To Francois Charette (Firmicus)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I decided to modify the UPX PKGBUILD to have LZMA support.

What I discovered is we have a package called "lzma" located at:

In Gentoo, this is called "lzma-utils" which makes far more sense and won't get confused with the lzma-sdk.

A lot of distributors are calling it "lzma" which is bad because there's another project which is the lzma-sdk from (We don't currently have a lzma-sdk package I was going to create one).

It was only in the UPX readme when it said this, export UPX_LZMADIR=$HOME/local/src/lzma-4.43 and there is no 4.43 version of our "lzma" package I discovered that they are actually talking about the SDK, and as it happens the gentoo UPX package is also depending on that very same "lzma-sdk" except for the fact they call it just lzma.

To make matters worse there is a lzma-4.999.3alpha.tar.gz and lzma-4.42.2alpha.tar.gz alpha @ but I found it highly unlikely UPX would be depending on those, as UPX hasn't had an update in quite some time.

I'm proposing that we rename "lzma" to "lzma-utils" and have a "lzma-sdk" package.
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Closed by  Allan McRae (Allan)
Monday, 14 July 2008, 02:11 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Francois Charette (Firmicus) - Sunday, 13 July 2008, 12:44 GMT
Makes sense. I'll rename it asap.