Subject: Re: Big problems with snapshot/20000226, part 1
To: None <>
From: Frode Vatvedt Fjeld <>
List: tech-install
Date: 04/13/2000 13:46:56 (Thor Lancelot Simon) writes:

> This is a totally silly bug related to the use of 'pax' instead of
> 'tar' on the install floppies.  As it extracts, pax writes out a
> list of file times and permissions into a file in /tmp so it can
> apply them in one pass at the end of the extraction.

What is the reason for doing it this way? Isn't it a pretty bad design
to require temporary storage proportional to the number of files in
the archive?

Frode Vatvedt Fjeld