Subject: Re: Toolchain status list (30-Oct-2001)
To: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 10/31/2001 12:45:43
On 31 Oct 2001, 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?
: ustar now includes "uname" and "gname" fields which are 32 byte
: character arrays.
However, it still does have numeric fields which can be used by the tar
program used at extraction time.
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