./archivers/ha, The HA archiver using the HSC compression method

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 0.999bnb2, Package name: ha-0.999bnb2, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

HA is an archiver which I released in january 1993 as version 0.98.
After that I had plans to improve speed, archive handling etc. which
would have required total rewrite of the code. For that I unfortunately
could not find time. Because there has been quite considerably interest
for internals of HA (especially for the HSC compression method) I
decided to make a source level release from my current test version
(0.999 beta) and place it under GNU General Public License. The sources
for this version are not very consistent or clean, but everything should

There are several improvements which should be made before this could be
called version 1.0. Some of the most obvious of these are:
- Compression methods should be coded in assembler for PC and using more
efficient data structures for 32 bit platforms. Current version does
some things only to overcome 64kB segments of 8086.
- UNIX port has still some problems and is missing some things (for example
a grouping operator in wildcard matches).
- File handling is far from optimum.
- Archive handling is not too clever either.
- Testing should be done more thoroughly as there are many special cases
in compression routines which get used very rarely.
- Documentation of code and algorithms is totally missing.

Required to build:

Master sites:

SHA1: 8dd106748619772f988ee0bce59937a4de1677ed
RMD160: 41b52392267551f834b58e0a4b69b89e813c8bd6
Filesize: 43.233 KB

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   2015-11-03 01:56:27 by Alistair G. Crooks | Files touched by this commit (93)
Log message:
Add SHA512 digests for distfiles for archivers category

Problems found with existing distfile for eagle:
No changes made to these distinfo files.

Otherwise, existing SHA1 digests verified and found to be the same on
the machine holding the existing distfiles (morden).  All existing
SHA1 digests retained for now as an audit trail.
   2014-10-09 16:07:17 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (1163)
Log message:
Remove pkgviews: don't set PKG_INSTALLATION_TYPES in Makefiles.
   2013-09-18 22:58:36 by Aleksej Saushev | Files touched by this commit (7)
Log message:
Fix segmentation fault due to time_t being longer than long.
While here, allow building it with standard make.
   2012-09-11 21:47:04 by Aleksej Saushev | Files touched by this commit (95)
Log message:
"user-destdir" is default these days
   2011-03-11 10:59:57 by Zafer Aydogan | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
service unavailable since july 2010. uncomment master_sites. fetch from backup.
   2008-03-02 04:48:37 by Johnny C. Lam | Files touched by this commit (32)
Log message:
Mechanical changes to add full DESTDIR support to packages that install
their files via a custom do-install target.
   2006-09-09 04:42:02 by OBATA Akio | Files touched by this commit (113)
Log message:
Rename variable MAKEFILE to MAKE_FILE.
   2006-05-28 19:24:37 by Roland Illig | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message: