Subject: Re: Removing GNU tar and GNU cpio from src?
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From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/28/2003 15:36:27
[ On Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 20:35:55 (-0700), Rick Kelly wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Removing GNU tar and GNU cpio from src?
> Greg A. Woods said:
> >There really is no such thing for 'tar' and 'cpio' formats, and just
> >barely for modern 'pax'.
> Multi-volume archiving with gnutar works fine.
Yes, but as far as I can tell it does not do so in any way that's truly
interoperable with any other implementation.
Better multi-volume archive support is available in pkgsrc/archivers/star
because NetBSD's 'pax' implementation does not yet support the new
extended archive format necessary for multi-volume support.
Greg A. Woods
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