11.03.2014

XBPS 0.33 is out

A new XBPS stable version has been released: 0.33. This is a major release that also implements a new configuration file format that does not need confuse (among other things).

Release notes:

  • xbps-dgraph: fixed a segfault if rootdir wasn’t set (fixes issue #33)

  • xbps-uhelper now supports downloading files with a defined destination. The syntax of fetch is "URI>FILENAME". So if you run the following command, the output file will be named "bar.tar.gz" (contributed by Enno Boland (Gottox):

$ xbps-uhelper fetch "http://foobar.com/foo.tar.gz>bar.tar.gz"
  • Rather than performing a pkgdb write per package being unpacked, configured, or removed, issue the write only once after the transaction phase has finished.

  • While checking file permissions for package files removal, make sure to not dereference symbolic links, because a symlink might point to a file in the rootfs, which won’t have the same uid/gid.

  • Fixed issue #31

  • New configuration file format with a custom C parser, simpler and does not need any additional external dependency. confuse is not necessary anymore.

  • Only allow a single writer to the pkgdb to avoid concurrency issues when performing multiple write transactions (install, update or remove). Processes that cannot acquire the lock will get an EAGAIN error.

  • Do not continue the transaction if downloading a binpkg/signature file has failed for some reason, stop and return error immediately.

After upgrading the new configuration file will be available at /etc/xbps/xbps.conf.new-0.33_1. The user should copy this file to /etc/xbps/xbps.conf and update it accordingly.

For xbps-src users, do not forget to run these commands to rebuild your masterdir(s):

$ xbps-src zap; xbps-src binary-bootstrap

Please report issues at https://github.com/voidlinux/xbps/issues