Subject: Re: Removing GNU tar and GNU cpio from src?
To: Curt Sampson <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/18/2003 13:16:15
> 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
Stupid question: Can't we just re-package these archieves and hence overcome