Subject: bin/5127: pax incompatible with tar
To: None <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/07/1998 12:51:19
>Number:         5127
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       pax incompatible with tar
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Mar  7 04:05:00 1998
>Originator:     Lennart Augustsson
Chalmers University
>Release:        NetBSD 980306

	pax is unable to correctly unpack files that tar can handle.
	Since pax is used to unpack the files in pkgsrc/distfiles
	many packages cannot be built.
	cd pkgsrc/x11/asclock
	make fetch
	pax -zrf ../distfiles/asclock.tgz
	pax will now say
		pax: End of archive volume 1 reached

		ATTENTION! pax archive volume change required.
		Ready for archive volume: 2
		Input archive name or "." to quit pax.
		Archive name >
	You can unpack with tar instead and it works just fine.
	I've not looked into it.