21.04.2014

XBPS 0.36 is out

A new XBPS stable version has been released: 0.36. This is a minor release that contains a new utility xbps-checkvers(8) to be used by the XBPS source packages collection (among other things).

Release notes:

  • libxbps: the dependency solver is now able to detect and ignore invalid dependencies of a package that are depending on itself, either as real or virtual packages.

  • xbps-uchroot(8): a manual page has been created.

  • xbps-install(8): the -n,--dry-run option does not acquire the pkgdb file lock anymore, so that any user can use this mode even without write permission to the target pkgdb.

  • xbps-query(8): fix a segfault with -vL for local unsigned repositories.

  • xbps-create(8): new option --compression to specify a compression format; defaults to xz.

  • xbps-checkvers(8): new utility merged from https://github.com/xdave/xbps-src-utils that is able to check which packages are outdated in the XBPS repositories or a rootdir by comparing them against a xbps-packages repository. Written by xdave and improved by myself.

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