Should USE_UNZIP be deprecated?

Alex Kozlov spam at
Sat Dec 22 08:44:24 UTC 2012

On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 10:14:10PM -0500, Mikhail T. wrote:
> tar(1) has been able to extract .zip files for quite a while now. Is it 
> time to deprecated USE_UNZIP knob?
External dependency to archivers/unzip will soon be eliminated (see ports/172392).
> The ports, that use it without also altering 
> EXTRACT_{BEFORE|AFTER}_ARGS, can, probably, be in the first wave -- 
> simply removing the knob from them should do the trick...
unzip in the base for a long time and starting with OSVERSION 1000017
libarchive have all necessary features to properly handle archive permission.

> For the rest, portlint can be taught to warn about it...
> Or do we still support OS-releases, where tar was not so advanced? Thanks,


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