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Re: bsdcpio and bsdtar installed by default

On Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 01:18:30PM +0100, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> GNU tar added the LongLink stuff, our pax was modified to support it. 
> Your answer doesn't explain to me right away why we need to ditch
> pax-as-tar - from that, I can only suspect that there is no reason.

No, GNU tar added a POSIX header and used a special name in the ustar
field. Our pax was modified to look at the ustar field only. It does not
create such archives correctly. Try to create a symlink e.g. of 1023
byte length and archive it with pax-as-tar. So the "support" in our pax
is matching a special, undocumented name.


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