Subject: Re: tar problems in build.sh
To: Robert Swindells <email@example.com>
From: Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/13/2002 12:13:54
On Fri, Dec 13, 2002 at 12:14:52AM +0000, Robert Swindells wrote:
| Luke Mewburn wrote:
| >On Thu, Dec 12, 2002 at 08:18:01PM +0000, Robert Swindells wrote:
| > |
| > | Is there a description anywhere of what was required to get around the
| > | build problems reported back in October when tar was changed to be a
| > | link to pax ?
| > |
| > | I have got current sources and have rebuilt and installed pax/tar
| > | from them, but am still getting the error caused by the empty archive.
| >It's a bit hard to debug your problem without more details...
| What more do you want ?
| I get exactly the same error message as described in the threads started
| by Rafal Boni and Sean Davis back in October.
Not being a mind-reader, this extra information would have been useful
as part of your first post ...
As far as I can tell, Rafal posted a followup saying that his problem
had been solved by updating his /usr/bin/tar ...
Personally, I haven't seen this problem, but I probably avoided updating
my /usr/bin/tar during the period that pax-as-tar was broken in a
manner to cause this problem.
Try manually rebuilding bin/pax and reinstalling that, of if you have
no luck there, extracting rescue/tar from a very recent snapshot for your
platform and using that as /usr/bin/tar for the time being.
You can find -current snapshots on ftp://releng.netbsd.org/