Subject: x11-links uses pax (and pax with bootstrap-pkgsrc?)
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/25/2002 17:34:11
I don't have pax; sets PAX to

Is there any plan to pkgsize pax or add to bootstrap-pkgsrc?

x11-links fails to install:

 cd /home/jeremy/netbsd/usr/pkgsrc/pkgtools/x11-links/work/.buildlink &&
 /home/jeremy/netbsd/usr/pkg/bin/pax -rw include lib /usr/share/x11-links
 /bin/sh: /home/jeremy/netbsd/usr/pkg/bin/pax: No such file or directory

The x11-links Makefile has: "${PAX} -rw"

Is there some more portable way for this?

Many other packages use GTAR for install targets when needed.

I prefer to use pax, but tar is usually available.

Should I send-pr a change for pkgtools/x11-links/Makefile to use GTAR

Or should pax be made available?

I could pkgsrc-ize GNU paxutils, but I prefer to use NetBSD's great pax.
Has anyone made a portable build mechanism for it?

   Jeremy C. Reed