Subject: Re: Removing GNU tar and GNU cpio from src?
To: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
From: Curt Sampson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/18/2003 11:32:40
On Fri, 17 Jan 2003, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> On Jan 18, 11:05am, email@example.com (Curt Sampson) wrote:
> -- Subject: Re: Removing GNU tar and GNU cpio from src?
> I don't know what to do about that. Do we want pkgsrc keep going on
> corrupt archives?
Yes, in the case where it's "corrupt" technically, but we manage to
extract all the required files to build the package. This would not be
global; this would be a flag in the Makefile that says "this particular
tar file is corrupt, but we know we can extract and build from it anyway."
This is basically just a workaround for Jakarta tar files that are
corrupt, but that older versions of gnu and Solaris tar extract without
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