26.03.2014

XBPS 0.34 is out

A new XBPS stable version has been released: 0.34. This is a minor release that contains some exciting xbps-query(8) features (among other things).

Release notes:

  • xbps-query(8): search mode now accepts -p/--property argument to match patterns against the stored package object in repositories. Any object stored in the repository index can be used to be matched against to; the posibilities are countless:

    • find out what packages are mantained by a person
    • find out what packages are built at a specific date
    • find out what packages are linked to a specific shared library
    • etc etc etc

You can see some examples.

  • xbps-query(8): in local mode now prints all objects stored on its pkgdb entry and its metaplist.

  • Fix #34 (xbps-uhelper fetch fails to download files from https://alioth.debian.org). The issue is that this HTTP server returns 406 (Not Acceptable) when the HTTP header does not contain the “Accept” field (see this link for more info). Our libfetch code now always adds "Accept: */*" in the HTTP headers.

  • Added some debugging in error paths when performing a transaction.

  • Fixed an issue where in a transaction a package with wrong version was being configured resulting in ENOENT. The configure phase now only uses the package name to perform the configuration rather than using package name/version tuple.

  • Pass another argument to package scripts with the native machine architecture (uname -m), which can be overrided via XBPS_ARCH environment variable too

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