Subject: Re: sysinst use 'tar' instead of 'pax'?
To: grant beattie <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-install
Date: 02/11/2003 08:09:09
On Tue, 11 Feb 2003, grant beattie wrote:

> currently sysinst calls `pax -zrpe -O -f filename.tgz' to extract
> sets.
> if a file system fills, this results in repeated "No space left
> on device" errors until the user hits ^C (and sysinst bombs) or waits
> for it to finish - neither of which are the right thing.
> now that pax-is-tar, is there any reason we can't use the tar variant
> in sysinst with the -e option (abort on first error)?

Sounds reasonable to me.