Subject: Re: pax-as-tar and return codes (leading to pkg_info probs)
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/06/2004 04:46:17
On Thu, 5 Aug 2004, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> The portable way to fix this, is to invoke tar twice. Once to get the list
> of files and a second to extract them. This way, you can use any version of
> tar you like. I am not opposed to changing pax to exit with a different error
> code if a file is not found, but I think it is better to be portable.

Probably true... I've sent a patch to tech-pkg that tries to extract only
the +-files that are needed (judging by the options given to pkg_info, not
looking inside the tar-archive).

 - Hubert

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