Debian Bug report logs - #725712
ITP: tarix -- Indexing utility for tar archives

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Stanislav Maslovski <stanislav.maslovski@gmail.com>

Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 16:21:07 UTC

Owned by: Stanislav Maslovski <stanislav.maslovski@gmail.com>

Severity: wishlist

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Bug#725712; Package wnpp. (Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:21:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Stanislav Maslovski <stanislav.maslovski@gmail.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: tarix -- Indexing utility for tar archives
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 17:19:18 +0100
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Stanislav Maslovski <stanislav.maslovski@gmail.com>

* Package name    : tarix
  Version         : 1.0.7
  Upstream Author : Matthew "Cheetah" Gabeler-Lee
* URL             : https://github.com/fastcat/tarix; http://sourceforge.net/projects/xtar/
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Indexing utility for tar archives

tarix is a program for indexing tar archives so that selective extraction
can be done rapidly, especially on slow devices like tape drives, providing
that you can seek to arbitrary locations (at least on 512 byte boundaries)
within the tar archive.
.
Tarix is designed to work as a compression filter for tar with the
--use-compress-program option.  Tarix can either pass the tar archive
straight through, or it can compress the archive using zlib on the way
through.  Note that tarix does special things when using zlib to enable
random access when extracting.
.
Tarix's index file format is geared for simplicity and ease of use in
a recovery situation.  For those reasons, it is a simple text format.
Using tarix's indexes requires only grep, sed, dd, and tar for basic usage.
tarix itself can use the index for fast extraction without convoluted usage
of grep, sed, and dd.



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Bug#725712; Package wnpp. (Thu, 10 Oct 2013 08:06:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Alberto Luaces <aluaces@udc.es>
To: 725712@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#725712: ITP: tarix -- Indexing utility for tar archives
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 09:55:30 +0200
Stanislav Maslovski writes:

> * URL             : https://github.com/fastcat/tarix; http://sourceforge.net/projects/xtar/

The Sourceforge URL says that "Tarix has moved to github", so I don't
think that link is relevant anymore.

-- 
Alberto



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From: Stanislav Maslovski <stanislav.maslovski@gmail.com>
To: Alberto Luaces <aluaces@udc.es>, 725712@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#725712: ITP: tarix -- Indexing utility for tar archives
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:18:12 +0100
Hi,

On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 09:55:30AM +0200, Alberto Luaces wrote:
> Stanislav Maslovski writes:
> 
> > * URL             : https://github.com/fastcat/tarix; http://sourceforge.net/projects/xtar/
> 
> The Sourceforge URL says that "Tarix has moved to github", so I don't
> think that link is relevant anymore.

Yes, I am aware of it. I mentioned both these links mostly for
completeness (e.g., someone could have downloaded this software from
Sourceforge before).

Are you interested in this software? I was doing some more tests with
this utility and I think I have found a bug in it. By any chance, have
you used it with large tar archives (~200 GB)?

-- 
Stanislav



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Bug#725712; Package wnpp. (Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:30:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Alberto Luaces <aluaces@udc.es>:
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Message #20 received at 725712@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Alberto Luaces <aluaces@udc.es>
To: 725712@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#725712: ITP: tarix -- Indexing utility for tar archives
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:27:15 +0200
Stanislav Maslovski writes:

> Hi,
>
> On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 09:55:30AM +0200, Alberto Luaces wrote:
>> Stanislav Maslovski writes:
>> 
>> > * URL             : https://github.com/fastcat/tarix; http://sourceforge.net/projects/xtar/
>> 
>> The Sourceforge URL says that "Tarix has moved to github", so I don't
>> think that link is relevant anymore.
>
> Yes, I am aware of it. I mentioned both these links mostly for
> completeness (e.g., someone could have downloaded this software from
> Sourceforge before).
>
> Are you interested in this software? I was doing some more tests with
> this utility and I think I have found a bug in it. By any chance, have
> you used it with large tar archives (~200 GB)?

The software seems pretty interesting, but I haven't heard of it until
your ITP, sorry.  I would also like to have it in the repositories,
nevertheless.

-- 
Alberto



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