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Re: xarchiver needs binutils?



On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 06:26:07AM -0400, Michal Nowak wrote:
> Hi.
> 
> When working on Minimal Platform [1] yesterday I noticed that xarchiver 
> depends on binutils, the requirement is there since ~2006. 
> 
> * Tue Nov 28 2006 Christoph Wickert <cwickert fedoraproject org> - 0.4.6-1
> - Update to 0.4.6.
> [...]
> - Require binutils, cpio and htmlview.
> [...]
> 
> I was wondering why this change happened and of course whether we 
> need that dependency nowadays. I investigated a bit Debian's xarchiver 
> page [2] and there's no requirement on binutils, nor its parts.

A guess would be that ar is used to unarchive one format.

--
Pat


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