Unorphan: arc

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at
Sun Apr 30 16:09:05 UTC 2006

Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le dimanche 30 avril 2006 à 14:12 +0200, Hans de Goede a écrit :
>> Hi all,
>> I would like to unorphan arc, anybody else already working on this. any
>> objections / remarks?
> I'm curious : is there any reason nomarch is not good enough for you ?

I didn't know there was another tool that can read arc archives. I have 
this habbit to search for orphan in owners.list and see if there is 
anything I might concider picking up. Since I don't want Fedora users 
who happen to have ancient .arc archives to be left without a way to 
open them I thought I would pick up arc. Is nomarch cmdline compatible / 
could a cmdline wrapper (bash) be written? I ask because I think tools 
like mc will searhc for arc when trying to open a .arc no idea what 
nautilus will do.

> When I had to choose between nomarch and arc for orphaning, no one stood
> for arc (nor, for that matter nomarch). So I decided to keep the most
> recent codebase in the tree.

Yes its in decent shape, although it does throw 2 warnings about using 
the unscure mktemp function. I think I'll patch those 2 and taken 
ownership of arc. Choice is always good and it doesn't seem a lott of 
work. If it does turn out to be more effort then its worth it it csn be 
orphaned again (not that I'm planning on that).



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