[tex-live] Bug report - tl-install fails on Solaris due to tar assumptions

Vladimir Volovich vvv at vsu.ru
Tue Jun 30 03:22:12 CEST 2009

"NP" == Norbert Preining writes:

 NP> Bummer, is POSIX so dump? And there are still tars in the wild that
 NP> *actually* do not support that.

man tar shows:

     -H, --format FORMAT
           create archive of the given formatFORMAT is one of the following:

                 GNU tar 1.13.x format

                 GNU format as per tar <= 1.12

                 POSIX 1003.1-2001 (pax) format

                 same as pax

                 POSIX 1003.1-1988 (ustar) format

                 old V7 tar format

so there's a chance that it is possible to create POSIX-compatible tar
files using GNU tar.


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