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Old 04-23-2014, 04:01 AM   #1
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Request: Slackware Info-Zip ZipNote be patched to support writing back comments

ZipNote is a utility provided as part of the Info-ZIP suite of tools. It allows for viewing and editing ZIP file comments and names. ZipNote 3.0 (the latest stable release) has a bug that prevents it from performing its editing functionality.

I reported this bug upstream and received a reply from Steven M. Schweda of the Info-ZIP development team. He confirmed that this was a known issue and was fixed in the Zip 3.1b beta release already. In the mean time he pointed out that zipnote.c needed only a very minor change to make this work.

I would therefore request the following changes be included in slackware-current.

Here is a patch to infozip.SlackBuild:

--- ./infozip.SlackBuild.orig   2014-04-23 10:31:02.000000000 +0200
+++ ./infozip.SlackBuild        2014-04-23 10:33:14.000000000 +0200
@@ -45,6 +45,7 @@
 rm -rf zip$(echo $ZIP | tr -d .)
 tar xvf $CWD/zip$(echo $ZIP | tr -d .).tar.?z* || exit 1
 cd zip$(echo $ZIP | tr -d .)
+zcat $CWD/zip.zipnote.c.diff.gz | patch -p1 --verbose || exit 1
 chown -R root:root .
 mkdir -p $PKG/usr/doc/zip-$ZIP
Here are the uncompressed contents of zip.zipnote.c.diff.gz referenced above:

--- ./zipnote.c.orig    2014-04-23 10:26:14.000000000 +0200
+++ ./zipnote.c 2014-04-23 10:27:27.000000000 +0200
@@ -661,7 +661,7 @@
     if ((r = zipcopy(z)) != ZE_OK)
       ziperr(r, "was copying an entry");
-  fclose(x);
+  fclose(in_file);
   /* Write central directory and end of central directory with new comments */
   if ((c = zftello(y)) == (zoff_t)-1)    /* get start of central */
Thanks in advance for considering this request.

Last edited by ruario; 04-23-2014 at 04:49 AM. Reason: copied too much in the second code example; grammar


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