Subject: Re: Toolchain status list (30-Oct-2001)
To: None <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 10/31/2001 12:15:39
Jason R Thorpe <> writes:
>  > 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?

ustar now includes "uname" and "gname" fields which are 32 byte
character arrays.

Perry E. Metzger
NetBSD Development, Support & CDs.