Subject: Re: pkgtools/pax has __RCSID
To: Frank Cusack <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
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).
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