Linking with libarchive fails

Horst Günther Burkhardt III horst at
Sun May 31 06:27:23 UTC 2009

On Sat, 2009-05-30 at 19:50 -0700, Tim Kientzle wrote:

> Don't know.  Looks like OpenBSD has SHA384 and SHA512
> in their standard libraries, so we should be able
> to crib from there.
> I don't know the legal issues, though.

Caveat Emptor: IANAL.

As I understand it, the master servers are in Canada, meaning export
cryptography restrictions aren't applicable. If that's your concern,
then basically your answer is it's perfectly safe to go ahead. 

(Then again, I may be thinking of the OpenBSD project servers...)  

Licencing would almost certainly NOT be an issue.
If deRaadt has an issue then we'd soon know I'm sure ;)

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Just as an aside, are you guys still not supporting lzma in bsdtar?
Because if the reasons are the same as the last time I got in touch with
you, this may interest you... 

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 15K Mar 12 23:09 /usr/lib/liblzmadec.a
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 809 Mar 12 23:09 /usr/lib/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  19 Mar 12 23:10 /usr/lib/ ->*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  19 Mar 12 23:10 /usr/lib/ ->*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 14K Mar 12 23:09 /usr/lib/*

meaning there is now a library you can dynamically link to at least for
the purposes of decompression.

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