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FS#3043 - zip compression package is not available anymore #7801

openwrt-bot opened this issue Apr 23, 2020 · 1 comment

FS#3043 - zip compression package is not available anymore #7801

openwrt-bot opened this issue Apr 23, 2020 · 1 comment


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@openwrt-bot openwrt-bot commented Apr 23, 2020


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"opkg install zip" renders the following error: Unknown package 'zip'.

It is available until 18.06.

The reason one needs good old zip package, because one can created a compressed and encrypted file collection, that can easily be send by email to different devices and can easily be read by Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, iphone, etc. It is not the best at anything it does, but because it is so old, it is widely supported.

A name conflict, may be the reason for this bug:

Workaround for the moment is to manually install the 18.06 package, if it is available for the architecture.


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@openwrt-bot openwrt-bot commented Apr 24, 2020


Package can't be built in buildbot. (some obscure name collision despite the package rename.)
The package built in private environments compiled wrongly and was unusable with most targets.
Package has been removed from master.

Reference to:

From the removal commit.
"infozip: remove package (earlier name: zip)

Infozip (earlier name "zip") has 12 year old source code that would require work to make the binary actually work.

root@router1:/# zip
zip error: Not supported (uzoff_t not same size as zoff_t)

The package was rename from zip to infozip a few weeks ago due to buildbot's relutance to compile zip in master and 19.07 ever since host zip was added as a build tool.

But as the binary does not work, lets remove the package to avoid confusion for the end-users."

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