Subject: Re: pkgtools/pax has __RCSID
To: Frank Cusack <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/09/2003 07:40:47
On Sun, 8 Jun 2003, Frank Cusack wrote:

> I'm curious as to why it's even needed?  I seem to getting along fine
> without (and likewise without tar--using gtar instead).

Same here.

But many packages use pax for unextracting or copying files. They should
probably use generic tar too. Maybe there isn't a generic tar which
compatible switches, hence posix PAX.

Maybe there should be a setting called USE_PAX.

   Jeremy C. Reed