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1Jun 30, 2010: libarchive 2.8.4 released
2Jun 30, 2010: Improved reliability of hash function detection
3Jun 30, 2010: Fix issues on ancient FreeBSD, QNX, ancient NetBSD and Minux
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5Mar 14, 2010: libarchive 2.8.3 released
6Mar 14, 2010: Symlink dereference fix for Linux broke the build there; corrected.
7
8Mar 14, 2010: libarchive 2.8.2 released
9Mar 12, 2010: Fix NULL deference for short self-extracting zip archives.
10Mar 12, 2010: Don't dereference symlinks on Linux when reading ACLs.
11Mar 07, 2010: Better detection of SHA2 support for old OpenSSL versions.
12Mar 07, 2010: Fix parsing of input files for bsdtar -T.
13Mar 07, 2010: Do not leak setup_xattr into the global namespace.
14
15Mar 06, 2010: libarchive 2.8.1 released
16Mar 06, 2010: Fix build when an older libarchive is already installed
17Mar 03, 2010: Use O_BINARY opening files in bsdtar
18Mar 02, 2010: Include missing archive_crc32.h
19Mar 01, 2010: Correctly include iconv.h required by libxml2.
20
21Feb 04, 2010: libarchive 2.8.0 released
22Jan 17, 2010: Fix error handling for 'echo nonexistent | cpio -o'
23Jan 17, 2010: Don't use futimes() on Cygwin
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25Jan 02, 2010: libarchive 2.7.902a released (test release for 2.8)
26Jan 02, 2010: Fix tar/test/test_windows on MinGW
27Jan 02, 2010: Fix memory leaks in libarchive tests
28Jan 01, 2010: Fix memory leak when filter startup fails
29
30Dec 27, 2009: libarchive 2.7.901a released (test release for 2.8)
31
32Aug 04, 2009: libarchive 2.7.1 released
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33Jul 20, 2009: Suppress bogus warning about unxz
34Jul 19, 2009: Support Cygwin 1.7
35Jun 11, 2009: Support lzma/xz files compressed with larger buffer sizes.
36May 24, 2009: Handle gzip files signed with OpenBSD "gzsig" program.
37May 07, 2009: Avoid false failures when reading from pipe.
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39Apr 16, 2009: libarchive 2.7.0 released
40
41Apr 10, 2009: libarchive 2.6.992a released
42Apr 09, 2009: Fix SIGPIPE issue building with MSVC.
43Apr 09, 2009: Fix several minor memory leaks in libarchive and libarchive_test
44
45Apr 08, 2009: libarchive 2.6.991a released
46Apr 07, 2009: Additional tests added to bsdcpio_test
47
48Apr 01, 2009: libarchive 2.6.990a released
49Apr 01, 2009: Use command-line gunzip, bunzip2, unxz, unlzma for
50 decompression if the library is built without suitable
51 libraries. The setup functions return ARCHIVE_WARN
52 in this case so clients can adapt if necessary.
53Apr 01, 2009: Use getpw*_r and getgr*_r functions for thread-safety.
54Mar 24, 2009: Add archive_read_next_header2(), which is up to 25%
55 more efficient for some clients; from Brian Harring.
56Mar 22, 2009: PDF versions of manpages are now included in the distribution.
57Mar, 2009: Major work to improve Cygwin build by Charles Wilson.
58Feb/Mar, 2009: Major work on cmake build support, mostly by Michihiro NAKAJIMA.
59Feb/Mar, 2009: Major work on Visual Studio support by Michihiro NAKAJIMA.
60 All tests now pass.
61Feb 25, 2009: Fix Debian Bug #516577
62Feb 21, 2009: Yacc is no longer needed to build; date parser rewritten in C.
63Jan/Feb, 2009: Mtree work by Michihiro.
64Feb, 2009: Joliet support by Andreas Henriksson.
65Jan/Feb, 2009: New options framework by Michihiro.
66Feb, 2009: High-res timestamps on Tru64, AIX, and GNU Hurd, by Björn Jacke.
67Jan 18, 2009: Extended attributes work on FreeBSD and Linux now with pax format.
68Jan 07, 2009: New archive_read_disk_entry_from_file() knows about ACLs,
69 extended attributes, etc so that bsdtar and bsdcpio don't require
70 such system-specific knowledge.
71Jan 03, 2009: Read filter system extensively refactored. In particular,
72 read filter pipelines are now built out automatically and individual
73 filters should be much easier to implement. Documentation on the
74 Googlecode Wiki explains how to implement new filters.
75Dec 28, 2008: Many Windows/Visual Studio fixes from Michihiro NAKAJIMA.
76
77Dec 28, 2008: Main libarchive development moved from FreeBSD Perforce
78 server to Google Code. This should make it easier for more
79 people to participate in libarchive development.
80
81Dec 28, 2008: libarchive 2.6.0 released
82Dec 25, 2008: libarchive 2.5.905a released
83Dec 10, 2008: libarchive 2.5.904a released
84Dec 04, 2008: libarchive 2.5.903a released
85Nov 09, 2008: libarchive 2.5.902a released
86Nov 08, 2008: libarchive 2.5.901a released
87Nov 08, 2008: Start of pre-release testing for libarchive 2.6
88
89Nov 07, 2008: Read filter refactor: The decompression routines just
90 consume and produce arbitrarily-sized blocks. The reblocking
91 from read_support_compression_none() has been pulled into the
92 read core. Also, the decompression bid now makes multiple
93 passes and stacks read filters.
94Oct 21, 2008: bsdcpio: New command-line parser.
95Oct 19, 2008: Internal read_ahead change: short reads are now an error
96Oct 06, 2008: bsdtar: option parser no longer uses getopt_long(),
97 gives consistent option parsing on all platforms.
98Sep 19, 2008: Jaakko Heinonen: shar utility built on libarchive
99Sep 17, 2008: Pedro Giffuni: birthtime support
100Sep 17, 2008: Miklos Vajna: lzma reader and test. Note: I still have
101 some concerns about the auto-detection (LZMA file format
102 doesn't support auto-detection well), so this is not yet
103 enabled under archive_read_support_compression_all(). For
104 now, you must call archive_read_support_compression_lzma() if
105 you want LZMA read support.
106Sep 11, 2008: Ivailo Petrov: Many fixes to Windows build, new solution files
107Jul 26, 2008: archive_entry now tracks which values have not been set.
108 This helps zip extraction (file size is often "unknown") and
109 time restores (tar usually doesn't know atime).
110Jul 26, 2008: Joerg Sonnenberger: Performance improvements to shar writer
111Jul 25, 2008: Joerg Sonnenberger: mtree write support
112
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113Jul 02, 2008: libarchive 2.5.5 released
114
115Jul 02, 2008: libarchive 2.5.5b released
116Jul 01, 2008: bsdcpio is being used by enough people, we can call it 1.0.0 now
117Jun 20, 2008: bsdcpio: If a -l link fails with EXDEV, copy the file instead
118Jun 19, 2008: bsdcpio: additional long options for better GNU cpio compat
119Jun 15, 2008: Many small portability and bugfixes since 2.5.4b.
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121May 25, 2008: libarchive 2.5.4b released
122May 21, 2008: Joerg Sonnenberger: fix bsdtar hardlink handling for newc format
123
124May 21, 2008: More progress on Windows building. Thanks to "Scott"
125 for the Windows makefiles, thanks to Kees Zeelenberg for
126 code contributions.
127
128May 21, 2008: Fix a number of non-exploitable integer and buffer overflows,
129 thanks to David Remahl at Apple for pointing these out.
130
131May 21, 2008: Colin Percival: SIGINFO or SIGUSR1 to bsdtar prints progress info
132
133May 16, 2008: bsdtar's test harness no longer depends on file ordering.
134 This was causing spurious test failures on a lot of systems.
135 Thanks to Bernhard R. Link for the diagnosis.
136
137May 14, 2008: Joerg Sonnenberger: -s substitution support for bsdtar
138
139May 13, 2008: Joerg Sonnenberger: Many mtree improvements
140
141May 11, 2008: Joerg Sonnenberger: fix hardlink extraction when
142 hardlinks have different permissions from original file
143
144April 30, 2008: Primary libarchive work has been moved into the FreeBSD
145 project's Perforce repository: http://perforce.freebsd.org/
146 The libarchive project can be browsed at
147 //depot/user/kientzle/libarchive-portable
148 Direct link: http://preview.tinyurl.com/46mdgr
149
150May 04, 2008: libarchive 2.5.3b released
151 * libarchive: Several fixes to link resolver to address bsdcpio crashes
152 * bsdcpio: -p hardlink handling fixes
153 * tar/pax: Ensure ustar dirnames end in '/'; be more careful about
154 measuring filenames when deciding what pathname fields to use
155 * libarchive: Mark which entry strings are set; be accurate about
156 distinguishing empty strings ("") from unset ones (NULL)
157 * tar: Don't crash reading entries with empty filenames
158 * libarchive_test, bsdtar_test, bsdcpio_test: Better detaults:
159 run all tests, delete temp dirs, summarize repeated failures
160 * -no-undefined to libtool for Cygwin
161 * libarchive_test: Skip large file tests on systems with 32-bit off_t
162 * iso9660: Don't bother trying to find the body of an empty file;
163 this works around strange behavior from some ISO9660 writers
164 * tar: allow -r -T to be used together
165 * tar: allow --format with -r or -u
166 * libarchive: Don't build archive.h
167
168May 04, 2008: Simplified building: archive.h is no longer constructed
169 This may require additional #if conditionals on some platforms.
170
171Mar 30, 2008: libarchive 2.5.1b released
172
173Mar 15, 2008: libarchive 2.5.0b released
174Mar 15, 2008: bsdcpio now seems to correctly write hardlinks into newc,
175 ustar, and old cpio archives. Just a little more testing before
176 bsdcpio 1.0 becomes a reality.
177Mar 15, 2008: I think the new linkify() interface is finally handling
178 all known hardlink strategies.
179Mar 15, 2008: Mtree read fixes from Joerg Sonnenberger.
180Mar 15, 2008: Many new bsdtar and bsdcpio options from Joerg Sonnenberger.
181Mar 15, 2008: test harnesses no longer require uudecode; they
182 now have built-in decoding logic that decodes the reference
183 files as they are needed.
184
185Mar 14, 2008: libarchive 2.4.14 released; identical to 2.4.13 except for
186 a point fix for gname/uname mixup in pax format that was introduced
187 with the UTF-8 fixes.
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189Feb 26, 2008: libarchive 2.4.13 released
190Feb 25, 2008: Handle path, linkname, gname, or uname that can't be converted
191 to/from UTF-8. Implement "hdrcharset" attribute from SUS-2008.
192Feb 25, 2008: Fix name clash on NetBSD.
193Feb 18, 2008: Fix writing empty 'ar' archives, per Kai Wang
194Feb 18, 2008: [bsdtar] Permit appending on block devices.
195Feb 09, 2008: New "linkify" resolver to help with newc hardlink writing;
196 bsdcpio still needs to be converted to use this.
197Feb 02, 2008: Windows compatibility fixes from Ivailo Petrov, Kees Zeelenberg
198Jan 30, 2008: Ignore hardlink size for non-POSIX tar archives.
199
200Jan 22, 2008: libarchive 2.4.12 released
201Jan 22, 2008: Fix bad padding when writing symlinks to newc cpio archives.
202Jan 22, 2008: Verify bsdcpio_test by getting it to work against GNU cpio 2.9.
203 bsdcpio_test complains about missing options (-y and -z), format
204 of informational messages (--version, --help), and a minor formatting
205 issue in odc format output. After this update, bsdcpio_test uncovered
206 several more cosmetic issues in bsdcpio, all now fixed.
207Jan 22, 2008: Experimental support for self-extracting Zip archives.
208Jan 22, 2008: Extend hardlink restore strategy to work correctly with
209 hardlinks extracted from newc cpio files. (Which store the body
210 only with the last occurrence of a link.)
211
212Dec 30, 2007: libarchive 2.4.11 released
213Dec 30, 2007: Fixed a compile error in bsdcpio on some systems.
214
215Dec 29, 2007: libarchive 2.4.10 released
216Dec 29, 2007: bsdcpio 0.9.0 is ready for wider use.
217Dec 29, 2007: Completed initial test harness for bsdcpio.
218
219Dec 22, 2007: libarchive 2.4.9 released
220Dec 22, 2007: Implement the remaining options for bsdcpio: -a, -q, -L, -f,
221 pattern selection for -i and -it.
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223Dec 13, 2007: libarchive 2.4.8 released
224Dec 13, 2007: gzip and bzip2 compression now handle zero-byte writes correctly,
225 Thanks to Damien Golding for bringing this to my attention.
226
227Dec 12, 2007: libarchive 2.4.7 released
228
229Dec 10, 2007: libarchive 2.4.6 released
230Dec 09, 2007: tar/test/test_copy.c verifies "tar -c | tar -x" copy pipeline
231Dec 07, 2007: Fix a couple of minor memory leaks.
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233Dec 04, 2007: libarchive 2.4.5 released
234Dec 04, 2007: Fix cpio/test/test_write_odc by setting the umask first.
235
236Dec 03, 2007: libarchive 2.4.4 released
237Dec 03, 2007: New configure options --disable-xattr and --disable-acl,
238 thanks to Samuli Suominen.
239
240Dec 03, 2007: libarchive 2.4.3 released
241Dec 03, 2007: Thanks to Lapo Luchini for sending me a ZIP file that
242 libarchive couldn't handle. Fixed a bug in handling of
243 "length at end" flags in ZIP files.
7343df11 244Dec 03, 2007: Fixed bsdcpio -help, bsdtar -help tests.
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245Dec 02, 2007: First cut at real bsdtar test harness.
246
247Dec 02, 2007: libarchive 2.4.2 released
248
249Dec 02, 2007: libarchive 2.4.1 released
250Dec 02, 2007: Minor fixes, rough cut of mdoc-to-man conversion for
251 man pages.
252
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253Oct 30, 2007: libarchive 2.4.0 released
254Oct 30, 2007: Minor compile fix thanks to Joerg Schilling.
255Oct 30, 2007: Only run the format auction once at the beginning of the
256 archive. This is simpler and supports better error recovery.
257Oct 29, 2007: Test support for very large entries in tar archives:
258 libarchive_test now exercises entries from 2GB up to 1TB.
259
260Oct 27, 2007: libarchive 2.3.5 released
261Oct 27, 2007: Correct some unnecessary internal data copying in the
262 "compression none" reader and writer; this reduces user time
263 by up to 2/3 in some tests. (Thanks to Jan Psota for
264 publishing his performance test results to GNU tar's bug-tar
265 mailing list; those results pointed me towards this problem.)
266Oct 27, 2007: Fix for skipping archive entries that are exactly
267 a multiple of 4G on 32-bit platforms.
268Oct 25, 2007: Fix for reading very large (>8G) tar archives; this was
269 broken when I put in support for new GNU tar sparse formats.
270Oct 20, 2007: Initial work on new pattern-matching code for cpio; I
271 hope this eventually replaces the code currently in bsdtar.
272
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273Oct 08, 2007: libarchive 2.3.4 released
274Oct 05, 2007: Continuing work on bsdcpio test suite.
275Oct 05, 2007: New cpio.5 manpage, updates to "History" of bsdcpio.1 and
276 bsdtar.1 manpages.
277Oct 05, 2007: Fix zip reader to immediately return EOF if you try
278 to read body of non-regular file. In particular, this fixes
279 bsdtar extraction of zip archives.
280
281Sep 30, 2007: libarchive 2.3.3 released
282Sep 26, 2007: Rework Makefile.am so that the enable/disable options
283 actually do the right things.
284Sep 26, 2007: cpio-odc and cpio-newc archives no longer write bodies
285 for non-regular files.
286Sep 26, 2007: Test harness for bsdcpio is in place, needs more tests written.
287 This is much nicer than the ragtag collection of test scripts
288 that bsdtar has.
289
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290Sep 20, 2007: libarchive 2.3.2 released
291Sep 20, 2007: libarchive 2.3.1 broke bsdtar because the archive_write_data()
292 fix was implemented incorrectly.
293
294Sep 16, 2007: libarchive 2.3.1 released
295Sep 16, 2007: Many fixes to bsdcpio 0.3: handle hardlinks with -p, recognize
296 block size on writing, fix a couple of segfaults.
297Sep 16, 2007: Fixed return value from archive_write_data() when used
298 with archive_write_disk() to match the documentation and other
299 instances of this same function.
300Sep 15, 2007: Add archive_entry_link_resolver, archive_entry_strmode
301
302Sep 11, 2007: libarchive 2.2.8 released
303Sep 09, 2007: bsdcpio 0.2 supports most (not yet all) of the old POSIX spec.
304
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305Sep 01, 2007: libarchive 2.2.7 released
306Aug 31, 2007: Support for reading mtree files, including an mtree.5 manpage
307 (A little experimental still.)
308Aug 18, 2007: Read gtar 1.17 --posix --sparse entries.
309Aug 13, 2007: Refined suid/sgid restore handling; it is no longer
310 an error if suid/sgid bits are dropped when you request
311 perm restore but don't request owner restore.
312Aug 06, 2007: Use --enable-bsdcpio if you want to try bsdcpio
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315Aug 05, 2007: New configure option --disable-bsdtar, thanks to Joerg
316 Sonnenberger.
317Aug 05, 2007: Several bug fixes from FreeBSD CVS repo.
318
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319Jul 13, 2007: libarchive 2.2.5 released
320
321Jul 12, 2007: libarchive 2.2.4 released
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322Jul 12, 2007: Thanks to Colin Percival's help in diagnosing and
323 fixing several critical security bugs. Details available at
324 http://security.freebsd.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-07:05.libarchive.asc
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326May 26, 2007: libarchive 2.2.3 released
327May 26, 2007: Fix memory leaks in ZIP reader and shar writer, add some
328 missing system headers to archive_entry.h, dead code cleanup
329 from Colin Percival, more tests for gzip/bzip2, fix an
330 EOF anomaly in bzip2 decompression.
331
332May 12, 2007: libarchive 2.2.2 released
333May 12, 2007: Fix archive_write_disk permission restore by cloning
334 entry passed into write_header so that permission info is
335 still available at finish_entry time. (archive_read_extract()
336 worked okay because it held onto the passed-in entry, but
337 direct consumers of archive_write_disk would break). This
338 required fixing archive_entry_clone(), which now works and has
339 a reasonably complete test case.
340May 10, 2007: Skeletal cpio implementation.
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342May 06, 2007: libarchive 2.2.1 released
343May 06, 2007: Flesh out a lot more of test_entry.c so as to catch
344 problems such as the device node breakage before releasing <sigh>.
345May 05, 2007: Fix a bad bug introduced in 2.1.9 that broke device
346 node entries in tar archives.
347May 03, 2007: Move 'struct stat' out of archive_entry core as well.
348 This removes some portability headaches and fixes a bunch
349 of corner cases that arise when manipulating archives on
350 dissimilar systems.
351
352Apr 30, 2007: libarchive 2.1.10 released
353Apr 31, 2007: Minor code cleanup.
354
355Apr 24, 2007: libarchive 2.1.9 released
356Apr 24, 2007: Fix some recently-introduced problems with libraries
357 (Just let automake handle it and it all works much better.)
358 Finish isolating major()/minor()/makedev() in archive_entry.c.
359
360Apr 23, 2007: libarchive 2.1.8 released
361Apr 23, 2007: Minor fixes found from building on MacOS X
362
363Apr 22, 2007: libarchive 2.1.7 released
364Apr 22, 2007: Eliminated all uses of 'struct stat' from the
365 format readers/writers. This should improve portability;
366 'struct stat' is now only used in archive_entry and in
367 code that actually touches the disk.
368
369Apr 17, 2007: libarchive 2.1.6 released
370 Libarchive now compiles and passes all tests on Interix.
371
372Apr 16, 2007: libarchive 2.1.5 released
373
374Apr 15, 2007: libarchive 2.1b2 released
375Apr 15, 2007: New libarchive_internals.3 documentation of internal APIs.
376 Not complete, but should prove helpful.
377Apr 15, 2007: Experimental "read_compress_program" and "write_compress_program"
378 for using libarchive with external compression. Not yet
379 well tested, and likely has portability issues. Feedback
380 appreciated.
381
382Apr 14, 2007: libarchive 2.0.31 released
383Apr 14, 2007: More fixes for Interix, more 'ar' work
384
385Apr 14, 2007: libarchive 2.0.30 released
386Apr 13, 2007: libarchive now enforces trailing '/' on dirs
387 written to tar archives
388
389Apr 11, 2007: libarchive 2.0.29 released
390Apr 11, 2007: Make it easier to statically configure for different platforms.
391Apr 11, 2007: Updated config.guess, config.sub, libtool
392
393Apr 06, 2007: libarchive 2.0.28 released
394Apr 06, 2007: 'ar' format read/write support thanks to Kai Wang.
395
396Apr 01, 2007: libarchive 2.0.27 released
397Mar 31, 2007: Several minor fixes from Colin Percival and Joerg Sonnenberger.
398
399Mar 12, 2007: libarchive 2.0.25 released
400Mar 12, 2007: Fix broken --unlink flag.
401
402Mar 11, 2007: libarchive 2.0.24 released
403Mar 10, 2007: Correct an ACL blunder that causes any ACL with an entry
404 that refers to a non-existent user or group to not be restored correctly.
405 The fix both makes the parser more tolerant (so that archives created
406 with the buggy ACLs can be read now) and corrects the ACL formatter.
407Mar 10, 2007: More work on test portability to Linux.
408
409Mar 10, 2007: libarchive 2.0.22 released
410Mar 10, 2007: Header cleanups; added linux/fs.h, removed
411 some unnecessary headers, added #include guards in bsdtar.
412 If you see any obvious compile failures from this, let me know.
413Mar 10, 2007: Work on bsdtar test scripts: not yet robust enough
414 to enable as part of "make check", but getting better.
415Mar 10, 2007: libarchive now returns ARCHIVE_FAILED when
416 a header write fails in a way that only affects this item.
417 Less bad than ARCHIVE_FATAL, but worse than ARCHIVE_WARN.
418
419Mar 07, 2007: libarchive 2.0.21 released
420Mar 07, 2007: Add some ACL tests (only for the system-independent
421 portion of the ACL support for now).
422Mar 07, 2007: tar's ability to read ACLs off disk got
423 turned off for FreeBSD; re-enable it. (ACL restores and
424 libarchive support for storing/reading ACLs from pax
425 archives was unaffected.)
426
427Mar 02, 2007: libarchive 2.0.20 released
428Mar 2, 2007: It's not perfect, but it's pretty good.
429 Libarchive 2.0 is officially out of beta.
430
431Feb 28, 2007: libarchive 2.0b17 released
432Feb 27, 2007: Make the GID restore checks more robust by checking
433 whether the current user has too few or too many privileges.
434
435Feb 26, 2007: libarchive 2.0b15 released
436Feb 26, 2007: Don't lose symlinks when extracting from ISOs.
8029ab02 437 Thanks to Diego "Flameeyes" Pettenò for telling me about the
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438 broken testcase on Gentoo that (finally!) led me to the cause
439 of this long-standing bug.
440
441Feb 26, 2007: libarchive 2.0b14 released
442Feb 26, 2007: Fix a broken test on platforms that lack lchmod().
443
444Feb 25, 2007: libarchive 2.0b13 released
445Feb 25, 2007: Empty archives were being written as empty files,
446 without a proper end-of-archive marker. Fixed.
447
448Feb 23, 2007: libarchive 2.0b12 released
449Feb 22, 2007: Basic security checks added: _EXTRACT_SECURE_NODOTDOT
450 and _EXTRACT_SECURE_SYMLINK. These checks used to be in bsdtar,
451 but they belong down in libarchive where they can be used by
452 other tools and where they can be better optimized.
453
454Feb 11, 2007: libarchive 2.0b11 released
455Feb 10, 2007: Fixed a bunch of errors in libarchive's handling
456 of EXTRACT_PERM and EXTRACT_OWNER, especially relating
457 to SUID and SGID bits.
458
459Jan 31, 2007: libarchive 2.0b9 released
460Jan 31, 2007: Added read support for "empty" archives as a
461 distinct archive format. Bsdtar uses this to handle, e.g.,
462 "touch foo.tar; tar -rf foo.tar"
463
464Jan 22, 2007: libarchive 2.0b6 released
465Jan 22, 2007: archive_write_disk API is now in place. It provides
466 a finer-grained interface than archive_read_extract. In particular,
467 you can use it to create objects on disk without having an archive
468 around (just feed it archive_entry objects describing what you
469 want to create), you can override the uname/gname-to-uid/gid lookups
470 (minitar uses this to avoid getpwXXX() and getgrXXX() bloat).
471
472Jan 09, 2007: libarchive 2.0a3 released
473Jan 9, 2007: archive_extract is now much better; it handles the
474 most common cases with a minimal number of system calls.
475 Some features still need a lot of testing, especially corner
476 cases involving objects that already exist on disk. I expect
477 the next round of API overhaul will simplify building test cases.
478Jan 9, 2007: a number of fixes thanks to Colin Percival, especially
479 corrections to the skip() framework and handling of large files.
480Jan 9, 2007: Fixes for large ISOs. The code should correctly handle
481 very large ISOs with entries up to 4G. Thanks to Robert Sciuk
482 for pointing out these issues.
483
484Sep 05, 2006: libarchive 1.3.1 released
485Sep 5, 2006: Bump version to 1.3 for new I/O wrappers.
486Sep 4, 2006: New memory and FILE read/write wrappers.
487Sep 4, 2006: libarchive test harness is now minimally functional;
488 it's located a few minor bugs in error-handling logic
489
490Aug 17, 2006: libarchive 1.2.54 released
491Aug 17, 2006: Outline ABI changes for libarchive 2.0; these
492 are protected behind #ifdef's until I think I've found everything
493 that needs to change.
494Aug 17, 2006: Fix error-handling in archive_read/write_close()
495 They weren't returning any errors before.
496Aug 17, 2006: Fix recursive-add logic to not trigger if it's not set
497 Fixes a bug adding files when writing archive to pipe or when
498 using archive_write_open() directly.
499Jul 2006: New "skip" handling improves performance extracting
500 single files from large uncompressed archives.
501
502Mar 21, 2006: 1.2.52 released
503Mar 21, 2006: Fix -p on platforms that don't have platform-specific
504 extended attribute code.
505Mar 20, 2006: Add NEWS file; fill in some older history from other
506 files. I'll try to keep this file up-to-date from now on.
507
508OLDER NEWS SUMMARIES
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510Mar 19, 2006: libarchive 1.2.51 released
511Mar 18, 2006: Many fixes to extended attribute support, including a redesign
512 of the storage format to simplify debugging.
513Mar 12, 2006: Remove 'tp' support; it was a fun idea, but not worth
514 spending much time on.
515Mar 11, 2006: Incorporated Jaakko Heinonen's still-experimental support
516 for extended attributes (Currently Linux-only.).
517Mar 11, 2006: Reorganized distribution package: There is now one tar.gz
518 file that builds both libarchive and bsdtar.
519Feb 13, 2006: Minor bug fixes: correctly read cpio device entries, write
520 Pax attribute entry names.
521Nov 7, 2005: Experimental 'tp' format support in libarchive. Feedback
522 appreciated; this is not enabled by archive_read_support_format_all()
523 yet as I'm not quite content with the format detection heuristics.
524Nov 7, 2005: Some more portability improvements thanks to Darin Broady,
525 minor bugfixes.
526Oct 12, 2005: Use GNU libtool to build shared libraries on many systems.
527Aug 9, 2005: Correctly detect that MacOS X does not have POSIX ACLs.
528Apr 17, 2005: Kees Zeelenberg has ported libarchive and bsdtar to Windows:
529 http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/
530Apr 11, 2005: Extended Zip/Zip64 support thanks to Dan Nelson. -L/-h
531 fix from Jaakko Heinonen.
532Mar 12, 2005: archive_read_extract can now handle very long
533 pathnames (I've tested with pathnames up to 1MB).
534Mar 12, 2005: Marcus Geiger has written an article about libarchive
535 http://xsnil.antbear.org/2005/02/05/archive-mit-libarchive-verarbeiten/
536 including examples of using it from Objective-C. His MoinX
537 http://moinx.antbear.org/ desktop Wiki uses
538 libarchive for archiving and restoring Wiki pages.
539Jan 22, 2005: Preliminary ZIP extraction support,
540 new directory-walking code for bsdtar.
541Jan 16, 2005: ISO9660 extraction code added; manpage corrections.
542May 22, 2004: Many gtar-compatible long options have been added; almost
543 all FreeBSD ports extract correctly with bsdtar.
544May 18, 2004: bsdtar can read Solaris, HP-UX, Unixware, star, gtar,
545 and pdtar archives.