Bug 427638 - Wishlist: please split libmspack from cabextract
Summary: Wishlist: please split libmspack from cabextract
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 429444
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cabextract
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Rex Dieter
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-01-06 03:11 UTC by Brad Hards
Modified: 2008-11-26 10:25 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-11-26 10:25:06 UTC

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Description Brad Hards 2008-01-06 03:11:46 UTC
Description of problem:
Cabextract package should be split into cabextract application and libmspack

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Additional info:
The cabextract application is logically the libmspack library and the 
cabextract binary. Fedora currently packages them as a single binary, which 
makes it hard to use libmspack separately. 

As a result, applications needing similar functionality (samba, clamav) have 
imported copies of this code.

libmspack is packaged separately by Debian and Suse, and this would be useful 
to me.

Comment 1 Patrice Dumas 2008-01-17 21:43:57 UTC
In fact they are difference packages. cabextract is the utility 
we ship and libmspack is at

What we should do is build cabextract against this library
instead of using the internal copy in cabextract.

I have added this package to the wishlist

Comment 2 Patrice Dumas 2008-01-17 21:50:00 UTC
And also send a message on the devel mailing list.

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Comment 4 Brad Hards 2008-11-26 09:53:00 UTC
Don't have Fedora 10 yet, but still exists in Fedora 9.

Comment 5 Patrice Dumas 2008-11-26 10:25:06 UTC
libmspack is now in fedora so we can close this. However cabextract still uses an internal version, and, as far as I can tell, nothing uses libmspack which is a bit dubious.

In any case both libmspack and cabextract look pretty dead upstream. Though maybe it is because they are very stable?

In any case, the current sources are exactly the same, so closing as review request duplicate.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 429444 ***

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