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bug#258: [22.2]: visiting boost_1_35_0.tar.bz2 causes an error

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#258: [22.2]: visiting boost_1_35_0.tar.bz2 causes an error
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 06:27:01 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden,
>         address@hidden, address@hidden
> Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 21:45:14 -0400
> > It's the ustar format used by pax.  We've bumped into this before, I
> > think; search the archives.  (It's strange, though: I'm quite sure I
> > installed a stopgap fix in the last minute before v22.1 hit the FTP
> > sites, so maybe I'm confused and this is another problem?)
> It doesn't look like the wiki's description of ustar.  Do you know where
> I could find a description of the format in that tarball?

Not at the moment, no.  I will look.

In case you are right, and this _is_ GNU tar format, it should be
described in the GNU Tar docs, and maybe you will find more in the GNU
Tar sources.

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