missing 64bit ports (xdelta3 vs xdelta and pristine-tar)

Marco Atzeri marco.atzeri@gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 18:43:00 GMT 2015

On 7/16/2015 8:35 PM, Achim Gratz wrote:
> jari writes:
>> This is the command that fails (from debugging pristine-tar):
>> xdelta delta -0 --pristine /tmp/pristine-tar.joIgDIVU9F/recreatetarball /tmp/pristine-tar.9DVOtZUF7E/origtarball /tmp/pristine-tar.9DVOtZUF7E/deltaxdel
>> So, the option missing from xdelta3 is:
>>    --pristine
>>  From xdelta(1) man page:
>>     -p, --pristine
>>         Disable the automatic decompression of gzipped inputs, to
>>         prevent unexpected differences in the re-compressed content.
> Please note that pristine-tar is orphaned/dead upstream since about a
> year and both the issue of it still using the xdelta1 syntax and some
> other bugs are unlikely to be fixed until someone shows up to maintain
> it.
> The option above may no longer be needed with xdelta3, since from
> reading the manpage it seems it no longer automatically decompresses
> its input.  But there are likely other incompatibilities.

may be. I asked info to the developer of xdelta about --pristine,
hoping he will reply.

Today we have two choices

#1) I pack both xdelta 1 & 3
#2) we drop pristine-tar

> Regards,
> Achim.


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