[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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