libarchive-dev - Multi-format archive and compression library (development files)

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Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename libarchive-dev_3.1.2-11build1_amd64.deb
Package name libarchive-dev
Package version 3.1.2
Package release 11build1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category libdevel
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 417.34 KB
Installed size 1.39 MB
The libarchive library provides a flexible interface for reading and writing
archives in various formats such as tar and cpio. libarchive also supports
reading and writing archives compressed using various compression filters such
as gzip and bzip2. The library is inherently stream-oriented; readers serially
iterate through the archive, writers serially add things to the archive.
Archive formats supported are:
* tar (read and write, including GNU extensions)
* pax (read and write, including GNU and star extensions)
* cpio (read and write, including odc and newc variants)
* iso9660 (read and write, including Joliet and Rockridge extensions, with
some limitations)
* zip (read only, with some limitations, uses zlib)
* mtree (read and write)
* shar (write only)
* ar (read and write, including BSD and GNU/SysV variants)
* empty (read only; in particular, note that no other format will accept an
empty file)
* raw (read only)
* xar (read only)
* rar (read only, with some limitations)
* 7zip (read and write, with some limitations)
Filters supported are:
* gzip (read and write, uses zlib)
* bzip2 (read and write, uses bzlib)
* compress (read and write, uses an internal implementation)
* uudecode (read only)
* separate command-line compressors with fixed-signature auto-detection
* xz and lzma (read and write using liblzma)
This package provides the files necessary for development with libarchive.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libarchive-dev_3.1.2-11ubuntu0.16.04.6_i386.deb 3.1.2 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
libarchive-dev_3.1.2-11ubuntu0.16.04.6_amd64.deb 3.1.2 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
libarchive-dev_3.1.2-11build1_i386.deb 3.1.2 i386 Ubuntu Main
libarchive-dev - - -


Name Value
libarchive13 = 3.1.2-11build1


Name Value
libarchive1 << 2.8.5-3


Type URL
Binary Package libarchive-dev_3.1.2-11build1_amd64.deb
Source Package libarchive

Install Howto

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




2015-06-14 - Adam Conrad <>
libarchive (3.1.2-11build1) wily; urgency=medium
* Rebuild for the libnettle6 transition.
2015-03-05 - Andreas Henriksson <>
libarchive (3.1.2-11) unstable; urgency=medium
(Closes: #778266)
2014-11-20 - Andreas Henriksson <>
libarchive (3.1.2-10) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add d/p/Do-not-overwrite-file-size-if-the-local-file-header-.patch
- cherry-picked from upstream git commit e234932de2474c4f99787
Thanks to Maximiliano Curia (Closes: #769290)
2014-08-17 - Andreas Henriksson <>
libarchive (3.1.2-9) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Andreas Henriksson ]
* Drop Andres Mejia from Uploaders by request of MIA (Closes: #743538)
[ Breno Leitao ]
* Use dh-autoreconf for the benefit of ppc64el (Closes: #750483)
[ Andreas Henriksson ]
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5
2014-02-12 - Andreas Henriksson <>
libarchive (3.1.2-8) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Michael Terry ]
* Fix DEP8 minitar test to use application/gzip (Closes: #731962)
[ Daniel Schepler ]
* Implement DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=nocheck (Closes: #738159)
2013-05-25 - Andres Mejia <>
libarchive (3.1.2-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable.
2013-05-07 - Andres Mejia <>
libarchive (3.1.2-6) experimental; urgency=low
[ Andreas Henriksson ]
* Merge debian-wheezy branch containing package revision 3.0.4-3.
[ Andres Mejia ]
* Remove gbp config overrides.
* Remove lrzip build dependency as test cases fail on certain architectures.
2013-02-24 - Andres Mejia <>
libarchive (3.1.2-5) experimental; urgency=low
* Update patch to fix LZO test cases to use changes from upstream.
* Update homepage field for new homepage URL.
* Add upstream changes to fix building libarchive with lrzip support.
2013-02-23 - Andres Mejia <>
libarchive (3.1.2-4) experimental; urgency=low
* Add mtree filename length fix from upstream.
* Add fix for LZO test cases.
* Renable LZO support.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4.
2013-02-10 - Andres Mejia <>
libarchive (3.1.2-3) experimental; urgency=low
* Update gbp.conf to point to branches used for libarchive packaging in
* Disable LZO support, it is broken on some architectures.

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