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Re: [Bug-tar] GNU tar 1.22.91(b) on Darwin 9.8.0

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] GNU tar 1.22.91(b) on Darwin 9.8.0
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2010 17:12:20 +0200

Hi Denis,
> The testsuite is OK except for the item #28 (extracting selected
> members from pax), where
> a sparse file is used. Since Darwin HFS is not capable of sparse
> files, this test, unless
> it is modified, should deserve skipping, in the same way as the other
> sparse*.at's.

I see. Definitely, it should be skipped in such case. I'll try to
figure out a reliable way of detecting whether the FS supports sparse
files or not.

Thanks for your help.


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