On 14/11/2019 02:40, Kamil Rytarowski wrote:
On 14.11.2019 03:34, Roy Marples wrote:
On 13/11/2019 22:32, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
Module Name:    src
Committed By:    joerg
Date:        Wed Nov 13 22:32:16 UTC 2019

Modified Files:
     src/share/mk: bsd.own.mk

Log Message:
Restore pax-as-tar.

To generate a diff of this commit:
cvs rdiff -u -r1.1159 -r1.1160 src/share/mk/bsd.own.mk

And so we are doomed that we cannot open more modern archives with the
base system tar .... :/

Nothing is determined here to be doomed.

Michal prepared a summary of TAR features in his write up:


TLDR; libarchive has feature parity with NetBSD pax.
So why the peanut gallery complaints or is this write missing something or I've missed something.

I've had two recent archives that failed to open with NetBSD pax as tar and the internal consensous was to use libarchive instead because NetBSD pax wasn't maintained and thus would never support these.

So, to re-iterate, am I doomed never to open these archives w NetBSD base OS or do you have some magic wand of +4 solving Roy's problems I've not seen yet?


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