[BusyBox] New applets.
bug1 at optushome.com.au
Sat Oct 11 06:49:27 UTC 2003
On Sat, 11 Oct 2003 01:15:46 -0500
Rob Landley <rob at landley.net> wrote:
> On Friday 10 October 2003 18:45, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> > I considered putting one together myself once, i think it could be done
> > relatively small, its just a few algorithms and protocol managment.
> > There are lots of optional algorithms in the RFC that theoretically we
> > wouldnt have to implement, not sure about the pracitcallities of it.
> > It would integrate well with existing busybox code such as sha1 and
> > gzip.
> > There are 4 RFC's that cover it, it would take a fair bit of work, i got
> > sidetracked to concentrate on other stuff.
> This interests me. Which RFCs are they?
There are four main ones, but a few others also, they are all at the above link.
> By the way, on the bunzip cleanup front, I dropped the backwards compatability
> support for decompressing old archives created by bzip 0.9.0 and earlier.
> For a while I had it #ifdefed out as a config option, but It turns out that
> the code to undo the blockRandomized transformation in busybox never actually
> worked anyway. (Among other things, the table it worked off of was never
> initialized. Search for BZ2_rNums and notice that there are two occurrences:
> one declares it and the other reads from it. Nobody ever actually WRITES to
> Right now I have it spit out an error message "Obsolete (pre 0.9.5) archive
> format not supported", and if anybody complains I left comments in there
> about where to hook in the functionality. But bzip version 0.9.5 was
> released in 1999, and back before that (heck, before 1.0) bzip2 wasn't
> actually all that widely used. There may not be ANY of these old archives
> around anymore, and if there are they can be converted using a non-busybox
> version of bunzip. We can decompress any archive created by a 1.0 or later
> bzip (0.9.5, actually), and when I get compress code in that will create
> modern archives too. blockRandomized support is only for legacy archives.
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