Subject: Re: Our tar/pax can't handle a tar archive. arg
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/14/2003 13:12:00
In article <>,
Perry E. Metzger <> wrote:
> writes:
>> I had to re-create the archive on the freebsd machine and transfer
>> it back to my NetBSD machine to read it.
>> Known problem? cvsweb doesn't seem to mention anything in /bin/pax.
>> My -current is 1.6O, i386.
>Our pax seems to be sensitive to bugs in gtar that gtar is not
>sensitive to. I think it would be good if someone fixed it so that it
>was more liberal in what it accepted...

Actually this has been discussed many times in the PR system. There is some
archiver that produces incorrect tar archives. Older versions of gtar did
not report errors when unpacking, but newer versions do.