libarchive-ar-perl - Perl interface for manipulating ar archives

Distribution: Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: libarchive-ar-perl
Package version: 2.02
Package release: 1
Package architecture: all
Package type: deb
Installed size: 69 B
Download size: 15.12 KB
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Archive::Ar is a pure-perl way to handle standard ar archives. This is useful if you have those types of old archives on the system, but it is also useful because .deb packages for the Debian distribution are ar archives. This is one building block in a future chain of modules to build, manipulate, extract, and test Debian modules with no platform or architecture dependence. You may notice that the API to Archive::Ar is similar to Archive::Tar, and this was done intentionally to keep similarity between the Archive::* modules.




    Source package: libarchive-ar-perl

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install libarchive-ar-perl deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install libarchive-ar-perl


    • /usr/share/doc/libarchive-ar-perl/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libarchive-ar-perl/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libarchive-ar-perl/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man3/Archive::Ar.3pm.gz
    • /usr/share/perl5/Archive/


    2014-07-14 - Salvatore Bonaccorso <> libarchive-ar-perl (2.02-1) unstable; urgency=medium * Imported Upstream version 2.02

    2014-06-18 - Salvatore Bonaccorso <> libarchive-ar-perl (2.01-1) unstable; urgency=medium * Imported Upstream version 2.01

    2014-06-18 - Salvatore Bonaccorso <> libarchive-ar-perl (2.00-1) unstable; urgency=medium * Imported Upstream version 2.00 * Update copyright years for upstream files * Refer to the Debian distribution in the long description. Refer to the Debian distribution in general in the long description instead of only Debian GNU/Linux.

    2014-03-14 - Salvatore Bonaccorso <> libarchive-ar-perl (1.17-1) unstable; urgency=medium [ gregor herrmann ] * Strip trailing slash from metacpan URLs. [ Salvatore Bonaccorso ] * Imported Upstream version 1.17 * Update copyright years for debian/* packaging files * Declare compliance with Debian Policy 3.9.5

    2013-05-20 - Xavier Guimard <> libarchive-ar-perl (1.15-1) unstable; urgency=low [ Ansgar Burchardt ] * debian/control: Convert Vcs-* fields to Git. [ Salvatore Bonaccorso ] * Email change: Salvatore Bonaccorso -> * Change based URIs to based URIs [ Xavier Guimard ] * Imported Upstream version 1.15 * Update source format to 3.0 (quilt) * Bump debian/copyright format to 1.0 * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4 * Bump debhelper compatibility to 8

    2009-10-25 - Salvatore Bonaccorso <> libarchive-ar-perl (1.14-1) unstable; urgency=low [ gregor herrmann ] * debian/control: Changed: Switched Vcs-Browser field to ViewSVN (source stanza). * debian/control: Added: ${misc:Depends} to Depends: field. * Remove Florian Ragwitz from Uploaders (closes: #523152). [ Nathan Handler ] * debian/watch: Update to ignore development releases. [ Salvatore Bonaccorso ] * New upstream release - Fix list_files to return a list in list context, to match doc. - Pad odd-size archives to an even number of bytes. - Fixed broken file perms (decimal mode stored as octal string) (Closes: #523515) * Fix debian/watch file to match also upstram version with no trailing letter in version number. * Drop debian/patches since all fixes are now integrated upstream (See DBTS #419101) and drop use of quilt patch system. Delete debian/README.source from source package. * debian/control: - Add myself to Uploaders. - Drop versioned -Build-Depends-Indep on perl with an unversioned dependency. * Bump compat level to debhelper 7. * Minimize debian/rules to a tiny 3-line makefile. * Update debian/changelog with the Format-Specification ind r59 of DEP5 machine readable format proposal. * Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.3 (no changes needed)

    2008-06-16 - gregor herrmann <> libarchive-ar-perl (1.13b-2) unstable; urgency=low * Take over for the Debian Perl Group with maintainer's permission ( * debian/control: Added: Vcs-Svn field (source stanza); Vcs-Browser field (source stanza); Homepage field (source stanza). Changed: Maintainer set to Debian Perl Group <pkg-perl-> (was: Florian Ragwitz <>); Florian Ragwitz <> moved to Uploaders. * Add debian/watch. * Add patches pad-2-byte-{read,write}.patch to respect the 2-byte alignment requirement of the Ar file format (closes: #419101); add quilt framework; thanks to Magnus Holmgren for the bug report and the patch. * Add /me to Uploaders. * Set debhelper compatibility level to 5. * Set Standards-Version to 3.8.0; add debian/README.source to document quilt usage. * debian/copyright: use author-independent upstream URL. * Refresh debian/rules, no functional changes.