Subject: Re: pkgsrc reorg
To: Julian Assange <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/06/2000 11:52:36
On Sat, 7 Oct 2000, Julian Assange wrote:

: > This could work, provided that all systems to use pkgsrc can handle long
: > "ar" filenames, and that we provide "ar" archives for all such systems.  In
: > particular, we would need to supply both a 4.4BSD format archive and a SVR4
: > format archive.
: I'm not convinced of this latter point. zoularis fiends can install gnu
: ar. It doesn't seem like such a price to pay for using pkgsrc.

We can easily supply both formats by simply changing the GNUTARGET for our
ar, but that's not the only hurdle, I've just found.

GNU ar(1) doesn't preserve pathnames....

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