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Re: libarchive compatibility issue

On Wed, 24 Mar 2010 16:42:21 +0100
Alistair Crooks <> wrote:

> > Feel free to submit patches. My interest in retro computing is limited.
> sounds like it's time to revert the dependency on libarchive then, and go
> back to using external commands, if libarchive will not support all of our
> pkgsrc platforms.

It is unreasonable to ask of developers to test changes on 10 year
old(!) releases. In principle every patch that improves backward
portability of our core components should be accepted into the tree,
but in the end the burden to write patches naturally must fall on
those who want to run obsolete releases.


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