Subject: Re: (notice about:) pkgs: why gtar & gcpio as package ?
To: Gerryt <>
From: Todd Vierling <tv@NetBSD.ORG>
List: current-users
Date: 03/08/1998 15:29:56
On Sun, 8 Mar 1998, Gerryt wrote:

: > No; actually, mattew green is currently working on using our ``pax''
: > (portable archiver) as both tar and cpio, which has had the proper
: > functionality for some time now.
: Will it do remote host backups like GNU cpio does in the identical manner of:
: -Fremotehost.domain:/dev/rst0
: Last time I checked with mrg, this was not so.
: Without this, our backup scripts will no longer function and neither will
: many other site backup tasks out there I suspect. I hope this functionality
: is considered important enough to be added. Otherwise we'll have to keep
: using the old stuff..

Well, if you upgrade to -current or 1.4 from 1.3 or 1.3.1 (none of the 1.3
releases will hav pax-as-cpio), just install the gcpio pkg and either use
`gcpio' in the scripts or make a symlink to the gcpio binary as `cpio'.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.