[1.7] Updated: p7zip-9.04-10

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Tue Aug 4 17:59:00 GMT 2009


p7zip is the Unix port of 7-Zip, a file archiver that archives
with very high compression ratios.

p7zip provides /usr/bin/7zr, a standalone minimal version of the
7-zip tool that only handles 7z archives. It also provides
/usr/bin/7za, a statically-linked application that supports packing
and unpacking 7z, zip, gzip, bzip2, and tar archives.  Additionally,
it provides /usr/bin/7z, a module-based application that supports
the full set of 7-zip compression formats:
  pack/unpack: 7z, zip, gzip, bzip2, xz, tar
  unpacking:   arj, cab, chm, cpio, dmg, hfs, lzh, lzma, wim, xar, z
               installer formats: nsis, deb, rpm, msi
               filesystem images: udf, iso, ntfs, fat, vhd, mbr
The modules used by 7z are located in /usr/lib/p7zip/.

RAR unpacking support is NOT provided, as the UnRAR license not
OSI-approved and is incompatible with cygwin. You are free to download
the source package and rebuild p7zip *for your own personal use* as
long as you do not distribute the resulting binary, if you need RAR
unpacking support.

[[ compiled using gcc-3.4.4-999 and g++-3.4.4-999 ]]

This is a feature release update to the latest upstream source.

CHANGES (since 4.65-1)
========================
* update to latest release
* Notable upstream changes:
  = From Windows version of 7-zip 9.04 :
    - 7-Zip now can update solid .7z archives.
    - 7-Zip now supports LZMA2 compression method.
    - 7-Zip now supports XZ archives.
    - 7-Zip now can unpack NTFS, FAT, VHD and MBR archives.
    - 7-Zip now can unpack GZip, BZip2, LZMA, XZ and TAR archives from stdin.
    - New -scrc switch to calculate total CRC-32 during extracting / testing.
    - Some bugs were fixed.
  = Fixed #2799966 "A newly created 7z archive (by p7zip 4.65) is broken and
    cannot be unpacked / listed / tested"
* update setup.hint: No longer explicitly specify requires: cygwin, but do
  specify bash dependency for p7zip wrapper script.
* update to latest debian patchset
  01_makefile.patch             : don't compile non-free RAR code
  02_man.patch                  : format corrections for nroff
  03_respect-umask-partial.diff : Most of original 03 patch absorbed
                                  upstream. (Ditto 04 patch)

-- 
Charles Wilson
volunteer p7zip maintainer for cygwin

====================================================================

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to
your system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.

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