Subject: Re: gnu tar and cpio have been replaced with pax-based versions
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Eric Gillespie <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/17/2002 20:08:05
I took a look in pkg_install/create/perform.c.  It passes -T - to
tar and then writes a list of files to its stdin.  However, it
apparently expects tar to interpret -C sequences in this list:

		} else if (p->type == PLIST_CWD || p->type == PLIST_SRC) {
			/* XXX let PLIST_SRC override PLIST_CWD */
			if (p->type == PLIST_CWD && p->next != NULL &&
			    p->next->type == PLIST_SRC) {

			fprintf(totar, "-C\n%s\n", p->name);


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