On 14.11.2019 04:55, Roy Marples wrote: > On 14/11/2019 02:40, Kamil Rytarowski wrote: >> On 14.11.2019 03:34, Roy Marples wrote: >>> On 13/11/2019 22:32, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote: >>>> Module Name: src >>>> Committed By: joerg >>>> Date: Wed Nov 13 22:32:16 UTC 2019 >>>> >>>> Modified Files: >>>> src/share/mk: bsd.own.mk >>>> >>>> Log Message: >>>> Restore pax-as-tar. >>>> >>>> >>>> To generate a diff of this commit: >>>> cvs rdiff -u -r1.1159 -r1.1160 src/share/mk/bsd.own.mk >>> >>> And so we are doomed that we cannot open more modern archives with the >>> base system tar .... :/ >> >> Nothing is determined here to be doomed. >> >> Michal prepared a summary of TAR features in his write up: >> >> https://dev.gentoo.org/~mgorny/articles/portability-of-tar-features.html > > TLDR; libarchive has feature parity with NetBSD pax. > So why the peanut gallery complaints or is this write missing something > or I've missed something. > > I've had two recent archives that failed to open with NetBSD pax as tar > and the internal consensous was to use libarchive instead because NetBSD > pax wasn't maintained and thus would never support these. > > So, to re-iterate, am I doomed never to open these archives w NetBSD > base OS or do you have some magic wand of +4 solving Roy's problems I've > not seen yet? > > Roy Please file a PR and/or use gtar/bsdtar from pkgsrc as a fallback.
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