Subject: Re: Toolchain status list (30-Oct-2001)
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 10/31/2001 09:06:35
On Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 11:23:41AM -0500, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

 > The mtree-like specfiles use names, and pax uses names, so we don't
 > actually do UID lookups for that purpose. The one problem is that
 > makefs needs the ability to point at a password file to pick the uids
 > for the file system it creates.

Right, but the tar files themselves have numbers, right?  If pax uses
names, it has to translate the names to numbers.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>