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Re: xarchiver needs binutils?



On Wed, 2009-04-22 at 07:30 -0400, Michal Nowak wrote:

> > > 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.

This is an ideal case for the use of soft dependencies, of course...
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