[lsb-discuss] The pax file archiver and LSB

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 20:27:08 UTC 2014

R P Herrold wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Mar 2014, R P Herrold wrote:
>> As I recall, we had an open bug ... /me routs through the pile
>> ...
> seems to be:
> 	https://lsbbugs.linuxfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2785

Thanks.  That addresses the problem but doesn't solve it.  I looked at 
the heirloom cvs repo and it has pax under the cpio directory.  The 
files are dated 2009.  (Note: CVS in 2014?)

The bug references libacrchive 3.1 and we've had libarchive-3.1.2 for 
some time now.  That library does seem to support the 'pax interchange 

I don't see a good way to implement this.  It was suggested in the bug 
in 2009 to remove it or at least make it optional.  The question 
remains: If no one is implementing it or maintaining it, why is it in 
the LSB?

Will this be addressed again soon?  In the meantime, I guess we'll need 
to just say it's not available.

   -- Bruce

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