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FS#37080 - [file-roller] add unzip optdepend

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Sebastiaan Lokhorst (lonaowna) - Thursday, 26 September 2013, 18:39 GMT
Last edited by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Monday, 30 September 2013, 08:02 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


It would be useful to list 'unzip' as an opdepent, to extract .zip files.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Jan de Groot (JGC)
Monday, 30 September 2013, 08:02 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  p7zip is in depends, covers zip handling.
Comment by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Thursday, 26 September 2013, 21:30 GMT
Hmm, big failure upstream. Libarchive can read zipfiles, file-roller links to that, so why they don't use libarchive instead...
Comment by Dave Reisner (falconindy) - Thursday, 26 September 2013, 21:43 GMT
It may have been a conscious decision. I know there are some inadequacies in the libarchive's zip implementation -- It lacks support for password protected archives, support for newer compression methods (implode and shrink), and the issue tracker is generally littered with random "i can't read this zip file" reports.
Comment by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Monday, 30 September 2013, 07:56 GMT
It seems file-roller uses p7zip for each format that it supports, so my choice is to add this to depends array instead of adding optdepends for every format it supports. p7zip is GPL and covers most common formats, so I see no need in adding (un)zip, (un)rar and arj optdepends anymore.