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Re: bin/38066: tar doesn't dearchive correctly long symlinks
The following reply was made to PR pkg/38066; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%britannica.bec.de@localhost>
Subject: Re: bin/38066: tar doesn't dearchive correctly long symlinks
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 17:19:23 +0100
On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 02:05:03PM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> It seems that libarchive is the only archiver that puts anything else but
> ././@LongLink in the extended record, and it does not need to. By not
> the value in the extended record, we are making it impossible to have
star also has ././@LongName. Let me repeat -- this flags all have
correct POSIX compliant fields. Those should be used and not magic
matching on the name.
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