Opened 5 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#7865 closed task (overcomebyevents)

Manual check for zip and unzip (placeholder)

Reported by: bdubbs@… Owned by: blfs-book@…
Priority: low Milestone: hold
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: minor Keywords:


The zip and unzip programs have not been updated in about seven years. Upstream makes it very difficult to check for updates via the currency checks.

Check for new versions prior to a new BLFS release.

Change History (9)

comment:1 by bdubbs@…, 5 years ago

Unchanged as of 2016-08-28 -- good for BLFS-7.10

comment:2 by Samuel, 5 years ago

Summary: Manual check for zip and unzip (placholder)Manual check for zip and unzip (placeholder)

comment:3 by DJ Lucas, 5 years ago

Any interest in replacing these with minizip/miniunzip included with the zlib source tarball? More info: For our use, the demo programs should probably be fine (though I haven't actually verified this). No idea on the consequences of the current UTF-8 issues but at least this is maintained with zlib. Most of the distros ignore the demos, but do install the library. There are probably others, but VLC is the only package in BLFS that I know can use it.

cd contrib/minizip &&
autoreconf -i &&
./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-demos &&
make &&
make install &&
install -vm644 mini{,un}zip.1 /usr/share/man/man1

comment:4 by bdubbs@…, 5 years ago

I'm not really interested. Looking at the extracted files, zlib was last updated in 2005. unzip is still old, built not that old -- 2009. I don't think either is maintained.

I suspect both would work for our purposes, but making a change would be work for an older package for no perceivable gain.

comment:5 by bdubbs@…, 5 years ago

Unchanged as of 2017-02-12 -- good for BLFS-8.0

The most recent releases were in 2008/2009.

comment:6 by bdubbs@…, 4 years ago

Milestone: holdy-hold

Milestone renamed

comment:7 by Armin K, 4 years ago

Their ftp seems to be back up, and it can be used again in currency scripts and in the book.

comment:8 by Armin K, 4 years ago

Resolution: overcomebyevents
Status: newclosed

Not required anymore

comment:9 by Bruce Dubbs, 3 years ago

Milestone: y-holdhold

Milestone renamed

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