Subject: Re: pkg_info broken for meta-pkgs
To: Gavan Fantom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: grant beattie <grant@NetBSD.org>
Date: 08/06/2004 11:20:54
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On Thu, Aug 05, 2004 at 11:41:58AM +0100, Gavan Fantom wrote:
> Is pkg_info being too harsh in treating a warning from tar as an error?
yes, though I think this has been fixed in NetBSD-current.
> The best solution to this would seem to be to teach pkg_info to choose the
> files it wishes to extract more carefully, based on the flags given.
> Alternatively, should it just extract all files starting with a + sign?
that's how GNU tar's --fast-read worked, pkg_info used to call "tar
zxf blah.tgz +*" but in pax-as-tar that extracts the first file
starting with a + and then exits.
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