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Re: [opensuse] compression tool with high compression ratio, multiple files and fast random access?
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 08:48:59 +0200
  • Message-id: <i5nhcs$kj8$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Per Jessen wrote:

Brian K. White wrote:

On 9/1/2010 2:38 PM, Per Jessen wrote:
Brian K. White wrote:

xar

* random access thanks to built in xml toc
* lzma (should be xz aka lzma2 by now but I haven't looked lately)


First thought: XML sounds a little wasteful in this context.
After having built it, it doesn't appear to support lzma. I'll
still be trying it out though.



The xar in the Archiving repo doesn't either. Probably just needs
liblzma present at build time for ./configure to enable it. I'll take
a whack at it in my own OBS repo and provide a link here if the
result works. The web site clearly states lzma support, and the whole
point of the util is to be extensible anyways.

Yeah, I did notice that. I then installed xz-development and rebuilt,
that should have done it, but ...

Update - AFAICT, xar 1.5.2 does not support lzma, only gzip and bzip2 -
the auto-config doesn't even look for the lzma include files.



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