libphysfs - PhysicsFS file abstraction layer for games

Distribution: ALT Linux Sisyphus
Repository: Classic x86_64
Package name: libphysfs
Package version: 2.0.2
Package release: alt1.1
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 154.02 KB
Download size: 154.02 KB
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PhysicsFS is a library to provide abstract access to various archives. It is intended for use in video games, and the design was somewhat inspired by Quake 3's file subsystem. The programmer defines a "write directory" on the physical filesystem. No file writing done through the PhysicsFS API can leave that write directory, for security. For example, an embedded scripting language cannot write outside of this path if it uses PhysFS for all of its I/O, which means that untrusted scripts can run more safely. Symbolic links can be disabled as well, for added safety. For file reading, the programmer lists directories and archives that form a "search path". Once the search path is defined, it becomes a single, transparent hierarchical filesystem. This makes for easy access to ZIP files in the same way as you access a file directly on the disk, and it makes it easy to ship a new archive that will override a previous archive on a per-file basis. Finally, PhysicsFS gives you platform-abstracted means to determine if CD-ROMs are available, the user's home directory, where in the real filesystem your program is running, etc.



  • libphysfs = 2.0.2-alt1.1
  • physfs = 2.0.2


    Install Howto

    1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
      rpm [Sisyphus] x86_64 classic
      rpm [Sisyphus] noarch classic
    2. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    3. Install libphysfs rpm package:
      # sudo apt-get install libphysfs


    • /usr/lib64/
    • /usr/lib64/
    • /usr/share/doc/libphysfs-2.0.2/CHANGELOG.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/libphysfs-2.0.2/CREDITS.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/libphysfs-2.0.2/INSTALL.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/libphysfs-2.0.2/LICENSE.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/libphysfs-2.0.2/TODO.txt


    2012-07-12 - Eugeny A. Rostovtsev (REAL) <real at> 2.0.2-alt1.1 - Fixed build

    2011-02-22 - Fr. Br. George <> 2.0.2-alt1 - Autobuild version bump to 2.0.2

    2010-09-30 - Fr. Br. George <> 2.0.1-alt1 - Autobuild version bump to 2.0.1 - (Closes: #10289, #19309)

    2010-09-30 - Fr. Br. George <> 2.0.0-alt1 - Version highly updated

    2009-10-24 - Igor Zubkov <> 1.0.2-alt1 - 1.0.1 -> 1.0.2 - remove internal zlib before build

    2005-12-30 - ALT QA Team Robot <> 1.0.1-alt1.1 - Rebuilt with