Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 427638
Wishlist: please split libmspack from cabextract
Last modified: 2008-11-26 05:25:06 EST
Description of problem:
Cabextract package should be split into cabextract application and libmspack
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
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
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Don't have Fedora 10 yet, but still exists in Fedora 9.
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 ***