[packagekit] Dropping libtar

Sebastian Heinlein glatzor at ubuntu.com
Wed Aug 20 10:50:18 PDT 2008


libtar seems to be a dead and unmaintained project. Not something to
build a package managing tool on. [1] I am not sure if Canonical wants
to include this piece of software in its main archive of supported

libarchive seems to be a better solution. [2]

Making libtar optionally would require a lot of work. So for me this is
currently a show stopper to get packagekit 0.3 into Ubuntu.



[1] https://lists.feep.net:8080/pipermail/libtar/2007-July/000240.html
[2] http://people.freebsd.org/~kientzle/libarchive/
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