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Re: [Bug-cpio] 64 bit cpio format for RPM?

From: Florian Festi
Subject: Re: [Bug-cpio] 64 bit cpio format for RPM?
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 16:58:56 +0200
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On 07/09/2011 07:19 AM, Tim Kientzle wrote:
I don't envy your position:
Thanks for your sympathy!
If you do have to switch formats, I would suggest taking
a careful look at the "pax" extended tar format.  It has it's problems,
but it is at least well-standardized and pretty widely supported
already.  It's also quite extensible and has essentially no limits
on numeric range.
Ok, we will then try to get away without a modified cpio format. I really want to avoid having the tar format implemented in the core of RPM. As the format actually used internally is not exposed in the API we still have a few other options - like creating the cpio or tar or any other format on the fly in rpm2cpio (or a new rpm2tar). We'll see with what we end up with...

Anyway, thanks for your advice!


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