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

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Wed May 27 08:01:43 EDT 2009

On Wed, 2009-05-27 at 13:55 +0200, Michael Towers wrote:
> 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?

bsdtar adds some extended attributes to tar files. I think mc can't
handle such things.

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