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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
Category
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

Details

I decided to modify the UPX PKGBUILD http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=1625 to have LZMA support.

What I discovered is we have a package called "lzma" http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=5818 located at: http://tukaani.org/lzma/

In Gentoo, this is called "lzma-utils" http://packages.gentoo.org/package/app-arch/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 http://packages.gentoo.org/package/app-arch/lzma which is the lzma-sdk from http://www.7-zip.org/sdk.html (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 @ http://tukaani.org/lzma 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.

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