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Re: Bug#910253: ITP: nmtree -- Validates modes, ownership, and contents of directory tree against specification




On 2018-10-03 21:03:22, John Goerzen wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>
> * Package name    : mtree-netbsd
>   Version         : 20180822
>   Upstream Author : Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg@xxxxxxxxxx> and NetBSD contributors
> * URL             : http://cdn.netbsd.org/pub/pkgsrc/current/pkgsrc/pkgtools/mtree/README.html
> * License         : BSD
>   Programming Lang: C
>   Description     : Validates modes, ownership, and contents of directory tree against specification
>
>  The mtree utility compares a file hierarchy against a specification,
>  creates a specification for a file hierarchy, or modifies a specification.
>  This specification can be controlled by the user, but typically includes
>  file/directory/symlink names, ownership information, permission bits, and
>  so forth.  It may optionally also include various hashes, such as SHA-256
>  or MD5.
>  .
>  This mtree utility can understand its own files, as well as those generated
>  by the FreeBSD mtree (in Debian as fmtree in freebsd-buildutils and
>  freebsd-glue) and bsdtar/libarchive.

Why do we need NetBSD's mtree when we have freebsd's already? I don't
mind much the duplication: I'm genuinely curious. :)

(I have also wondered for a long time why we don't have simply a `mtree`
package in Debian - it's a very useful tool to have!)

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