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Re: tar-pax or tar-ustar as a default for automake

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: tar-pax or tar-ustar as a default for automake
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 18:55:30 -0700
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Bob Friesenhahn <address@hidden> writes:

> pax is required to be present in all conformant systems by Linux
> Standard Base since version 3.0 (released on July 6, 2005),[2] but so
> far few Linux distributions ship and install it by default. However,
> most distributions include pax as a separately installable package."

> I find pax under Solaris, FreeBSD, & Apple's OS X but not (by default on)
> Ubtuntu Linux.

Ah, it might be more widespread than I thought.  It seems to be on RHEL 5
as well (although I'm not sure what level of install you need).

It's packaged for Debian, of course, but isn't part of a typical install.

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <>

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