On Mon, 2007-06-18 at 19:21 +0200, BjÃrn JACKE wrote:
> trying to untar the samba4 tp4 tar ball on a AIX machine was
> impossible without installing GNU tar. The problem is that there are
> path names >= 100 characters and GNU tar by default uses it's own
> proprietary extension to allow this instead of using the pax or
> ustar tar format.
> Recent GNU tar implementations support long path names
> without using proprietary hacks by using the --format=pax or the
> --format=ustar switch. I think this should be used by default for
> making official Samba tar balls, what do you think?
My worry is what we would loose by doing it this way. Do all relevant
versions of GNU Tar read the pax or ustar format?
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