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From: Kumba <kumba@g.o>
Subject: Re: Avoid packaging stages w/ tar-1.13.92
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 16:10:06 -0500
Martin Schlemmer wrote:

> Works fine here:
> 
> --
> azarah@nosferatu stage $ sudo tar -jxpf ../stage1-mips4-20040131.tar.bz2
> azarah@nosferatu stage $ tar --version
> tar (GNU tar) 1.13.92
> Copyright (C) 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> This program comes with NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
> You may redistribute it under the terms of the GNU General Public License;
> see the file named COPYING for details.
> Written by John Gilmore and Jay Fenlason.
> azarah@nosferatu stage $ epm -q tar
> tar-1.13.92-r3
> azarah@nosferatu stage $ md5sum ../stage1-mips4-20040131.tar.bz2
> c37d214817666cf6d161112dcaf41caf  ../stage1-mips4-20040131.tar.bz2
> azarah@nosferatu stage $
> --

Yeah, they work fine with GNU Tar, but not with the tar built into 
busybox-1.00pre5 and pre6.  Sparc and mips netboots use busybox, and if 
I'm not mistaken, the livecds use busybox as well, so this could be a 
possible problem in those cases.


--Kumba

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