[packagekit] Dropping libtar

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 00:51:12 PDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-08-20 at 19:50 +0200, Sebastian Heinlein wrote:
> libtar seems to be a dead and unmaintained project. Not something to
> build a package managing tool on.

I didn't know that, thanks.

>  [1] I am not sure if Canonical wants
> to include this piece of software in its main archive of supported
> software.
> libarchive seems to be a better solution. [2]

Agreed, it looks much better.

> Making libtar optionally would require a lot of work.

Nahh, a few #ifdefs.

> So for me this is
> currently a show stopper to get packagekit 0.3 into Ubuntu.

Right, well, I'll apply your patch in your next email, and we can work
on libarchive conversion. Sounds like a good idea.


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