Subject: Re: Removing GNU tar and GNU cpio from src?
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/17/2003 14:43:25
In article <>,
Curt Sampson <> wrote:
>On Fri, 17 Jan 2003, Luke Mewburn wrote:
>> If pax-as-tar and pax-as-cpio is working fine, then no objections from me.
>Are they really working fine? For example, can we now untar Apache Jakarta
>distribution tar files? As of the end of November, we couldn't. (You have
>to use gnu tar to unpack them.)

No we can't. Get the apache people to fix their broken tar implementation
that produces corrupt files. Even gtar-current complains about them. The
files are not valid tar files.