ports/156954: archivers/lzo to be deprecated and expired

Matthias Andree mandree at FreeBSD.org
Wed May 11 09:20:08 UTC 2011

>Number:         156954
>Category:       ports
>Synopsis:       archivers/lzo to be deprecated and expired
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-ports-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Wed May 11 09:20:07 UTC 2011
>Originator:     Matthias Andree
>Release:        FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE amd64
System: FreeBSD apollo.emma.line.org 8.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE #65: Fri Feb 25 01:47:50 CET 2011 toor at apollo.emma.line.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64

Dear fellows,

Six years after the release of lzo-2.00, I'd like to discontinue the
lzo-1.08 port, it has been obsolete since six years. The required
upstream changes are minor, and I hope most upstreams have measures in
place that their code supports lzo 2.00+ right out of the box.

The number of direct dependencies, according the the INDEX, is rather
concise, and given below, sorted by maintainer:

clsung: archivers/p5-Compress-LZO and archivers/p5-POE-Filter-LZO
dinoex: security/tinc
lx: security/silktools
miwi: archivers/dact
sunpoet: archivers/p5-IO-Compress-Lzop
wen: devel/py-tables

Can I ask you to check if your port can be built with lzo2?  Unless I
hear objections, I'll remove lzo-1 end of May 2011.

See archivers/lzop or security/openvpn for examples how to deal with the
default version to be picked up.

This is taken from LZO 2's changelog:
<http://www.oberhumer.com/opensource/lzo/lzonews.php> (between 2.00 and 1.08)

  Upgrade instructions from LZO v1 to LZO v2:
  * On 64-bit architectures, revisit all uses of lzo_uint.
  * Adapt for the maximum expansion change of incompressible data.
  * If you use the progress callback then adapt for the new interface.
  * Use #include <lzo/lzoXXX.h> or adjust your include path.
  * Check your code for use of deprecated macros. Add a
    #define LZO_CFG_COMPAT if necessary.
  * Other than that LZO v2 should be fully source-compatible with LZO v1.
    Of course, the compressed data is fully compatible as well.
  * Re-compile and re-link your application.
  * Enjoy the improvements!

More details in the lzo 2.00 changelog entry.

Thank you!




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