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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 1.6.1nb14, Package name: star-1.6.1nb14, Maintainer: micha

The Schily tape archiver

Unique standard tape archiver (the oldest free TAR implementation).

MESSAGE.star [+/-]

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RMD160: 61d0aa46cc485e220ae46b95a1d318e899a8638c
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   2021-03-12 10:57:24 by Michael Baeuerle | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
archivers/star: Update to 1.6.1nb14

Symlink "ustar" is no longer installed by this package.

   2021-03-10 11:31:32 by Michael Baeuerle | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
archivers/star: Update to 1.6.1nb13

Symlinks "gnutar", "suntar" and "tar" are no \ 
longer installed by this
package. This should fix bug pkg/56049.

   2020-11-25 16:40:16 by Michael Baeuerle | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
star: Update to 1.6.1nb12

Changelog from AN-2020-11-04:
- Makefile system: include/schily/nlsdefs.h no longer by default defines
  the macro __() because this is in conflict with definitions that are
  present in the system include files from newer HP-UX versions.

  Thanks to Rudi Blom for reporting.

- star: The ACL support code and the Linux xattr code had a typo related
  to very long path names. As a result, ACLs and Linux xattrs did not work
  if the path name to a file was longer than PATH_MAX.

Changelog from AN-2020-11-25:
- Makefile System: Added support for MacOS on arm64

  Thanks to a hint from Ryan Schmidt from macports

  Note that due to outstanding replies to recent changes in configure,
  it could up to now not be verified that all configure tests now work in
  a way that results in correct overall results. See below for an in
  depth report on the changes.

- Makefile System: autoconf (config.guess & config.sub) now supports
  the new arm64 Apple systems.

  Thanks to Ryan Schmidt from macports for provinding the needed uname(1)

- Makefile System: Added a new shell script "autoconf/uname" that helps
  to create shell scrips that allow to emulate an alien host system in
  order to test the correct behavior of configure.guess and configure.sub
  on the main development platform.

  This helps to adapt configure.guess and configure.sub to new platforms
  in the future.

- Makefile System: The new clang compiler as published with the upcomming
  ARM macs has been preconfigured with

      -Werror -Wimplicit-function-declaration

  as the default behavior and thus is in conflict with the existing base
  assumption of the autoconf system that minimalistic C-code used for
  compile/link allows to check for the existence of a specific function
  in libc without a need to know which system #include file is used to
  define a prototype for that function.

  This clang version, as a result of this default, behaves like a C++
  compiler and aborts if a function is used with no previous function
  prototype. This caused most of the existing autoconf test to fail with
  error messages about missing prototypes.

  We implemented a workaround using these methods for the identified

  - Most of the exit() calls in the various main() functions have
    been replaced by return() to avoid a need to
    #include <stdlib.h> in special since these test may be the
    case for layered tests that #include files from the higher
    level parts.

  - Many autoconf tests programs now #include more system include
    files, e.g. stdlib.h and unistd.h to avoid missing prototype
    errors. This cannot reliably be done in tests that are used as
    a base for higher level tests where the high level test
    #includes own system include files, since older platforms do
    not support to #include the same file twice.

    So this is tricky...

  - A test for a Linux glibc bug caused by incorect #pragma weak
    usage inside glibc that prevents one or more functions from
    ecvt()/fcvt()/gcvt() from being usable outside glibc now uses
    hand-written prototypes for some of the libc interface
    functions in order to avoid using the system includes. If we
    did not do that, we could not use ecvt()/fcvt()/gcvt() on
    MacOS anymore.

  Thanks to Ryan Schmidt from macports for reporting and for the given
  help that was needed for remote debugging.

  Please send the needed feedback on whether the current state of the
  configure script results on correct autoconf results on the M1 Macs.
   2020-10-23 18:23:40 by Michael Baeuerle | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
archivers/star: Update to 1.6.1nb11

New features with AN-2020-09-04:
- autoconf: congig.guess: FreeBSD on 64 bit ARM returns arm64 from
  uname -m; this was previously not supported and rejected by config.sub.
  We now convert "arm64" into "aarch64" in config.guess to \ 
get the usual
  expected results.

- Makefile system: RULES/rules.env The environment variables FIGNORE,
  unexported from the enviroment.

  In special FIGNORE is dangerous, as it is frequently used by bash
  users but tells ksh93 to modify it's behavior with "echo *" and
  this may cause strange things with our makefiles in case that
  /bin/sh is ksh92. This applies e.g. to Oracle Solaris 11 and

New features with AN-2020-10-09:
- autoconf: Added support for newer HP-UX versions on Itanium.

  Thanks to Rudi Blom for reporting and making a change proposal.
   2020-09-28 12:36:06 by Michael Baeuerle | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
archivers/star: Specifiy minimum required version of smake tool dependency

This is required because devel/smake/Makefile.common must be recent enough.
   2020-08-26 15:51:36 by Michael Baeuerle | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
archivers/star: Update to 1.6.1nb10

New features with AN-2020-07-18:
- star: star could dump core if it was used as "star -t ..." or.
  "star -x ..." while being in a UTF-8 based locale and trying to deal
  with extremely long pathnames (more than PATH_MAX) in the archive.

  This bug was caused by the dummy conversion routines _to_utf8() or
  _from_utf8() that did not stop after "tolen" bytes (the current size
  of the dynamically growing path structure) have been copied.
  This bug has been introduced in 2018 when the dynamic path name
  variables have been introduced together with support for extremely
  long path names.

- star: lpath_unix.c and lhash.c renamed a local variable buflen to bflen
  to avoid a gcc shadowing warning with the rest of star.

- star: star.c fixed some fallthrough warnings from lint.

- star: The FIFO code (which is 30 years old) did use an int for the size
  which historically was OK, but this did limit the size of the FIFO to
  2 GB. Now with modern tape drives that are really fast, a FIFO with
  2 GB would only give a tape streaming reserve for approx. 8 seconds,
  which is not sufficient. Approx. 30 seconds reserve are recommended.
  With modern tape drives, this would need approx. 8 GB of FIFO. Be.
  however careful not to use more than half of the real RAM available
  in the whole system for the star FIFO.

  Note that this change induced the need for a lot of derived changes
  in approx. 1000 lines of code spread over the whole star project and
  for this reason, it is advised to carefully test the new version and
  to report if problems occur.

New features with AN-2020-08-12:
- autoconf: added a new test for the existence of <sys/auxv.h>

- autoconf: added new tests for Linux getauxval() and FreeBSD elf_aux_info()

- libschily: getexecpath.c now uses getauxval() on Linux and elf_aux_info()
  on FreeBSD. This was needed since readlink("/proc/curproc/file") on
  FreeBSD returns random values for hardlinked files, making it impossible
  to use the result in order to find out which behavior variant of a
  fat binary is requested.

- star: GNU cpio archives may contain longer path names than permitted by
  the AT&T documentation. This did cause problems with our automated
  recognition of swapped CPIO headers. We now use a more robust method.

- star: GNU cpio archives may contain longer path names than permitted by
  the AT&T documentation. This could cause star to dump core because the
  cpio module did not yet call the routine to grow our new dynamic path

- star: older GNU compilers seem to decide that a division:

      long long / long results in a long.

  We now cast the divisor to long long to definitely get the right
  result for a printf argument.

- star: changed a name in a parameter list for lreadlink() to avoid
  a GCC shadow warning.

- star: The variable use_fifo is also needed if the FIFO is not
  available (e.g. on DOS). The previous code did not compile on platforms
  that did not support to implement the FIFO. We moved
  extern BOOL use_fifo out of a #ifdef FIFO

  Thanks to a hint from Albert Wik.

- star: The file README.otherbugs has been changed to match the
  state of today and a geocrawler based URL now includes an
  archive.org prefix as geocrawler no longer exists.
   2020-07-17 12:58:41 by Michael Baeuerle | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
archivers/star: Update to 1.6.1nb9

Changelog from AN-2020-07-01:
- star: Backslashes are now honored when looking for the substitution
  separators in options like -s /from/to/ or -pax-s /from/to/

  Previously, -s '/xxx\/yy//' was interpreted in a way that made
  the **to string** "yy" and the **from string** "xxx\" \ 
instead of
  making the from string "xxx\/yy" and the to string empty.
   2020-05-14 15:27:53 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
star: Fix typo in comment.