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Re: bsdcpio and bsdtar installed by default

On Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 07:50:52PM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Jun 2008, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
>> The idea of the proposal was to get a working implementation in, so that
>> e.g. pkg_install can use that. If you run into issues with /bin/tar for
>> other use cases like backing up large files, you can use it. The idea
>> was to not introduce a possible large and intrusive change.
> As far as I know, the existing tar used to work for~ever for pkg_install.
> Why is this so urgent all of a sudden now? (No, I don't count "extract a 
> Mono tarball" as urgent...)

pax-as-tar cannot extract the mono *package* created by pkg_create nor
can it *create* it with the older version. It would be fine to support
that for the next release. I am not even talking about the source


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