Subject: Re: pkgtools/pax has __RCSID
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: grant beattie <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/01/2003 17:21:45
On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 07:40:47AM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed 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.


(I don't bother with gnu tar anymore)