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authorRobin H. Johnson <>2015-08-08 13:49:04 -0700
committerRobin H. Johnson <>2015-08-08 17:38:18 -0700
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This commit represents a new era for Gentoo: Storing the gentoo-x86 tree in Git, as converted from CVS. This commit is the start of the NEW history. Any historical data is intended to be grafted onto this point. Creation process: 1. Take final CVS checkout snapshot 2. Remove ALL ChangeLog* files 3. Transform all Manifests to thin 4. Remove empty Manifests 5. Convert all stale $Header$/$Id$ CVS keywords to non-expanded Git $Id$ 5.1. Do not touch files with -kb/-ko keyword flags. Signed-off-by: Robin H. Johnson <> X-Thanks: Alec Warner <> - did the GSoC 2006 migration tests X-Thanks: Robin H. Johnson <> - infra guy, herding this project X-Thanks: Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy <> - Former Gentoo developer, wrote Git features for the migration X-Thanks: Brian Harring <> - wrote much python to improve cvs2svn X-Thanks: Rich Freeman <> - validation scripts X-Thanks: Patrick Lauer <> - Gentoo dev, running new 2014 work in migration X-Thanks: Michał Górny <> - scripts, QA, nagging X-Thanks: All of other Gentoo developers - many ideas and lots of paint on the bikeshed
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+<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
+<!DOCTYPE pkgmetadata SYSTEM "">
+ <maintainer>
+ <email></email>
+ <name>Lars Wendler</name>
+ </maintainer>
+ <longdescription lang="en">
+ Lziprecover is a data recovery tool and decompressor for files in the lzip
+ compressed data format (.lz), able to repair slightly damaged files,
+ recover badly damaged files from two or more copies, extract data from
+ damaged files, decompress files and test integrity of files.
+ The lzip file format is designed for long-term data archiving. It is clean,
+ provides very safe 4 factor integrity checking, and is backed by the
+ recovery capabilities of lziprecover.
+ Lziprecover is able to recover or decompress files produced by any of the
+ compressors in the lzip family; lzip, plzip, minilzip/lzlib, clzip and
+ pdlzip.
+ Lziprecover makes lzip files resistant to bit-flip (one of the most common
+ forms of data corruption), and can safely merge multiple damaged backup
+ copies.
+ If the cause of file corruption is damaged media, the combination GNU
+ ddrescue + lziprecover is the best option for recovering data from multiple
+ damaged copies.
+ If a file is too damaged for lziprecover to repair it, all the recoverable
+ data in all members of the file can be extracted with the '-D' option.
+ Lziprecover is able to efficiently extract a range of bytes from a
+ multi-member file, because it only decompresses the members containing the
+ desired data.
+ Lziprecover can print correct total file sizes and ratios even for
+ multi-member files.
+ When recovering data, lziprecover takes as arguments the names of the
+ damaged files and writes zero or more recovered files depending on the
+ operation selected and whether the recovery succeeded or not. The damaged
+ files themselves are never modified.
+ When decompressing or testing file integrity, lziprecover behaves like lzip
+ or lunzip.
+ To give you an idea of its possibilities, when merging two copies, each of
+ them with one damaged area affecting 1 percent of the copy, the probability
+ of obtaining a correct file is about 98 percent. With three such copies the
+ probability rises to 99.97 percent. For large files (a few MB) with small
+ errors (one sector damaged per copy), the probability approaches 100 percent
+ even with only two copies.
+ Lziprecover is not a replacement for regular backups, but a last line of
+ defense for the case where the backups are also damaged.
+ </longdescription>