[LinuxBIOS] [PATCH] lzma command line options

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Thu Apr 12 03:13:43 CEST 2007

On 12.04.2007 02:34, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> * Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net> [070412 02:28]:
>> On 12.04.2007 01:46, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
>>> Newer versions of lzma (see URLs below for packages) have changed their
>>> command line options. This breaks LinuxBIOS. Attached patch solves the
>>> problem.
>> NAK. That patch is broken. It refers to the wrong lzma utilities and
>> will break every lzma compressed payload.
> Why is this the "wrong" version? It was the most current one I could
> find and build RPMs from without wasting a man week of time.

The p7zip variant did not include a decompressor in C, so I went with
the lzma sdk for compression. We might want to check which variant of
lzma is present before we use it to compress a payload.

>> Note to self: Document that we're using latest lzma sdk and NOT the
>> p7zip variant, which has incompatible command line syntax and
>> incompatible compression format.
> Good. Where can I download opensuse 10.2 RPMs for the non-wrong version
> of lzma?

As soon as somebody finds time to create a package. I have not checked
yet whether other distributions (Mandriva etc.) supply the SDK or the
p7zip version in their RPMs.
If nobody has time, I'll look into creating packages after 2007-04-21.


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