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FS#43723 - [pacman] uses xdelta3, but it's not specified as a dependency

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by David Macek (Elieux) - Friday, 06 February 2015, 16:45 GMT
Last edited by Dave Reisner (falconindy) - Saturday, 05 January 2019, 17:05 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Dan McGee (toofishes)
Dave Reisner (falconindy)
Bartłomiej Piotrowski (Barthalion)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 4.2.0
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No


Summary and Info:

pacman, repo-add, pkgdelta all use xdelta3 for package delta functionality, but xdelta3 package is not present in either of depends and optdepends.

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Uninstall xdelta3 if installed.
2. Run anything that needs to create or merge a delta package.
3. See error message.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Dave Reisner (falconindy)
Saturday, 05 January 2019, 17:05 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  testing/pacman-5.1.2-2
Comment by Dan McGee (toofishes) - Saturday, 07 February 2015, 02:34 GMT
Arch doesn't use deltas by default. I don't really see a need to list it.
Comment by David Macek (Elieux) - Saturday, 07 February 2015, 02:48 GMT
I assume people can use makepkg on Arch to create packages for private repos with deltas, or even for other distros. It would be nice to have this covered by optdepends in addition to the documentation (and the error message).