libarchive update SVN r299529 breaks "ezjail update"

Martin Matuska mm at
Sat May 14 23:57:45 UTC 2016

That switch is "--insecure" and is supported in all libarchive versions
freebsd ever used.

On 15.05.2016 01:36, Ngie Cooper (yaneurabeya) wrote:
>> On May 14, 2016, at 16:29, Martin Matuska <mm at> wrote:
>> Ian, we are here talking about cpio, not libarchive. The flag in
>> libarchive is not active by default.
>> On 14.05.2016 22:08, Ian Lepore wrote:
>>> The real damage will happen to out-of-tree users.  I think this will
>>> impact our software updater for $work for example, and it has to work
>>> with both old and new versions of libarchive, and now the new version
>>> will require a flag that the old version will reject as unknown.
>>> Ick.
> Ian’s comment was valid.. cpio doesn’t recognize the new switch on older versions, so something like cpio `cpio --help | grep -- switch && echo switch` would need to be employed everywhere for backwards compatibility — ew.
> Thanks,
> -Ngie

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