Subject: Re: FYI: upgrading GNU tar
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/11/2002 12:33:28
Greg A. Woods said:

>The OS tools themselves though, such as pkg_add et al, should as soon as
>conveniently possible be converted to use the native 'pax' interface
>(and the more portable archive format, etc.).

Except, there is "new" pax and "old" pax. Sun uses "old" pax, circa 1989.
NetBSD uses "new" pax, circa 1992, 1993.

You can write archives with NetBSD pax that Solaris pax can't read. There is
no central home for pax, so everyone hacks on it as they wish.

Rick Kelly