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Re: tar usage in pkgsrc

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 09:11:43AM +0200, Hasso Tepper wrote:
> > The alternative would be to provide a mode/owner unpreserving tar via 
> > USE_TOOLS, which does TRT depending on the platform, falling back to 
> > pax/bsdtar if the platform doesn't have that.
> ... as pkgsrc/DragonFly developer I'd prefer this. I really don't want to 
> deal with these issues in general because "it works on NetBSD". I have 
> enough DragonFly specific issues in my queue ;).

Me too. Anyone having a good suggestion how to name such a tool?
securing-tar sounds bad :)

Basically, this is a tool to extract tarballs, but resetting ownership
and permissions to default values (based on umask).


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