Subject: Re: pkgsrc reorg
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Julian Assange <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/09/2000 06:32:47
Todd Vierling <> writes:

> : 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....

Ugh. We could always translate / to \ or something similar (with sed). Adding a 
switch to not strip of the basename to ar also seems trivial.