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Re: bsdcpio and bsdtar installed by default

On Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 07:25:08PM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > I now see a proposal for replacing the existing implementation with
> > something that's alleged to be better, and I have no objection to that,
> > provided it replaces all three of pax, tar, and cpio.
> tar can essentially be changed now. cpio has the essential functions
> working, to be considered are things like the byte order conversion
> stuff. pax still has to be written, but most of it can be copied from
> the cpio frontend. Some thought has to be put into extending the
> archive_entry format to deal with custom headers, but it is essentially
> a SMOP. It might get done as part of the SoC. Otherwise it gets the
> ability to write FFS directly :-)

Yet the lack of a bsdpax (sic) frontend would seem to be a showstopper
for those of our colleagues who are more cowboy inclined, since our relies on pax's -M option.


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