Subject: Re: why does pkg_install continue to use GNU Tar?!?!?!?!
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From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/07/2002 20:08:42
[ On Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at 23:37:16 (+0200), Alistair Crooks wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: why does pkg_install continue to use GNU Tar?!?!?!?!
> The issue with pax(1) is its support for the GNU tar -C extension.
That is not a problem. The fixes to pax I mentioned include this
feature in the 'tar' interface to pax. They were a pre-requisite to the
changes I submitted. As far as I can tell they've been there since
before 1.5 was even branched.
> Each package with a @cwd directive in its PLIST needs this to
> function correctly. We are moving to eradicate these from pkgsrc,
> but haven't finished the transition yet.
> There are still 4 left, all in the japanese category.
Eradicating them will certainly make it easier to use the native 'pax'
interface to pax, but it's not a necessary prerequisite to fixing
Greg A. Woods
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