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Re: xarchiver needs binutils?



On Wednesday 22 April 2009 13:30:10 Michal Nowak wrote:
> ----- "Patrice Dumas" <pertusus free fr> wrote:
> > 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.
>
> Good point!
>
> newman dhcp-lab-124 xarchiver-0.5.2 $ grep -w ar -R -n src/*.c
> src/deb.c:31:	command = g_strconcat ("ar tv ",archive->escaped_path,NULL);
> src/deb.c:133:	command = g_strconcat ("ar x ",archive->escaped_path,"
> ",names->str,NULL); src/main.c:372:	absolute_path =
> g_find_program_in_path("ar");
>
> I didn't even know xarchiver supports .deb.
>
> I wish I can see different solution than splitting binutils, if there's
> demand for getting rid of 9MB dependency from XFCE/LXDE folks.
>
> Michal

busybox supports 'ar' :o)


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