Bug 114346 - RFE to include afio in FC
Summary: RFE to include afio in FC
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cpio   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Peter Vrabec
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2004-01-26 23:14 UTC by Jesse Keating
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-13 23:41:59 UTC
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Description Jesse Keating 2004-01-26 23:14:40 UTC
Afio makes cpio-format archives.  It deals somewhat gracefully with
input data corruption.  Supports multi-volume archives during
interactive operation.  Afio can make compressed archives that are
much safer than compressed tar or cpio archives.  Afio is best used as
an `archive engine' in a backup script.
afio is also a dep of mondo restore, so it will need to be included.

I have been making afio rpms for a while, originally based upon the
power-tools version, updated now to 2.5.


Comment 1 Jesse Keating 2004-01-26 23:20:48 UTC
To go along with afio for mondo, a few other things are necessary. 
lzo and lzop which are on a different bug, and buffer.

This is a program designed to speed up writing tapes on remote tape
drives. After startup it splits itself into two processes.  The first
process reads (and reblocks) from stdin into a shared memory buffer.
The second writes from the shared memory buffer to stdout.  Doing it
this way
means that the writing side effectly sits in a tight write loop and
doesn't have to wait for input.  Similarly for the input side.  It is
this waiting that slows down other reblocking processes, like dd.


Comment 2 Rahul Sundaram 2005-08-13 23:41:59 UTC

Look into packaging this for Fedora Extras repository. If you have them packaged
there already, a proposal to fedora-devel list would be a good idea

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