Libarchive is a programming library that can create and read several different
streaming archive formats, including most popular tar variants, several cpio
formats, and both BSD and GNU ar variants. It can also write shar archives and
read ISO9660 CDROM images and ZIP archives.
README for libarchive bundle.
* http://libarchive.googlecode.com/ is the home for ongoing
libarchive development, including issue tracker, additional
documentation, and links to the libarchive mailing lists.
This distribution bundle includes the following components:
* libarchive: a library for reading and writing streaming archives
* tar: the 'bsdtar' prog
Mar 14, 2010: libarchive 2.8.3 released
Mar 14, 2010: Symlink dereference fix for Linux broke the build there; corrected.
Mar 14, 2010: libarchive 2.8.2 released
Mar 12, 2010: Fix NULL deference for short self-extracting zip archives.
Mar 12, 2010: Don't dereference symlinks on Linux when reading ACLs.
Mar 07, 2010: Better detection of SHA2 support for old OpenSSL versions.
Mar 07, 2010: Fix pars
The libarchive distribution as a whole is Copyright by Tim Kientzle
and is subject to the copyright notice reproduced at the bottom of
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