[arch-general] libarchive - bsdtar producing weird archives?

Michael Towers larch42 at googlemail.com
Wed May 27 07:55:44 EDT 2009

The result of a makepkg run produced what looked like a totally
garbled package, when viewed in mc's virtual file system. That led me
to investigate a bit, so I tried packing up a few directories with
bsdtar and sometimes got similarly garbled results. However, unpacking
worked completely normally, as also did viewing the archives in
xarchiver or squeeze. If I use tar instead of bsdtar to do the
packing, they appear normally in mc.

Does anyone know what's going on here? Is it mc that is getting
something wrong, or bsdtar?

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