Subject: bin/19490: Teach pax as tar the -S (--sparse) switch.
To: None <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/22/2002 12:49:52
>Number:         19490
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       Teach pax as tar the -S (--sparse) switch.
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Dec 22 03:45:00 PST 2002
>Originator:     Julio Merino
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6K
System: NetBSD darkstar.local 1.6K NetBSD 1.6K (DARKSTAR) #0: Thu Dec 19 13:43:32 CET 2002 sysbuild@darkstar.local:/var/sysbuild/current/kernel/DARKSTAR i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	The sysutils/cdbkup package insists to use GNU Tar to configure
	properly. It will not work with our "pax as tar" program because
	it uses some options that we do not provide.

	One of this options is -S, that according to gtar(1) it does:

	-S, --sparse
		handle sparse files efficiently

	Implement this option.