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Re: finally subscribed



On Wed, Aug 30, 2000 at 03:14:34AM +0200, Marc Espie wrote:
> > code - I don't know if you intend to rewrite tar(1) in perl ... :-)
> 
> Rewriting only the part of tar(1) that packages need is not hard, considering

Speaking of tar, I'd like to bring up that FreeBSD (before this project)
plans to move to [pk]zip as the package format.  The tar format (pax and
cpio also) are not suffient for the needs of `pkg_add'.  The zip format
allows random access and searching of the archive, and also alleviates the
need to unpack the package into a tmp directory before processing.
FreeBSD has a libpkzip(sp?) that will be used for this in the future.

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-- David    (obrien@NUXI.com)

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