Subject: pkg/20393: pax does not understand -xf.
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/17/2003 11:53:42
>Number:         20393
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       pax does not understand -xf.
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Feb 17 11:54:00 PST 2003
>Originator:     Jesse Kempf
>Release:        pkgsrc under SunOS 5.9
SunOS kempfj2 5.9 Generic_112233-03 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-60
For some ungodly reason, pkgsrc under SunOS 5.9 incessantly tries to use pax instead of tar, whilst sending pax the flags that tar understands. Pax doesn't seem to undertsand pax -xf foo.tar. When it sees it, it barfs. This results in my inability to even begin doing unsuccessful builds of the ports tree on Solaris 9.
Have the misfortune of using pax instead of tar.
Blow the bootstrap-pkgsrc included tar and pax. Grab the latest version of gnutar, build and install it, and make symlinks in /usr/pkg/bin for tar, gtar, and pax that all point to the newly installed tar.