libarchive-3.1.2

Introduction to libarchive

The libarchive library provides a single interface for reading/writing various compression formats.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 systemd platform.

Package Information

libarchive Dependencies

Optional

libxml2-2.9.2, LZO-2.08, and Nettle-2.7.1 or OpenSSL-1.0.1j

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/libarchive

Installation of libarchive

Install libarchive by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&
make

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

--without-xml2: This switch sets expat for xar archive format support instead of preferred libxml2 if both packages are installed.

--without-nettle: This switch sets OpenSSL for crypto support instead of preferred Nettle if both packages are installed.

Contents

Installed Programs: bsdcpio and bsdtar
Installed Libraries: libarchive.so
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions

bsdcpio

is a tool similar to cpio.

bsdtar

is a tool similar to GNU tar.

libarchive.so

is a library that can create and read several streaming archive formats.

Last updated on 2014-08-23 17:08:59 +0000