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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] tar for the base revision

From: Jan Hudec
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] tar for the base revision
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 08:40:01 +0200
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On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 19:18:13 -0400, Miles Bader wrote:
> >     * archival programs that stick to a credible standard
> > 
> >     * archival programs that are (essentially) universally ported
> >       or implemented
> > 
> >     * archival programs without stupid, arbitrary limits
> How is cpio by these measures?  I personally dislike it because I find the
> user-interface annoying, but I note that many distro package formats seem to
> use it (e.g., dpkg, rpm), which suggest that it might have some good
> properties.

Technical note: dpkg does NOT use cpio. debs are ar archives of tar.gz

                                                 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec 

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