Re: cvs commit: src/usr.bin/cpio Makefile bsdcpio.1 cmdline.c config_freebsd.h cpio.c cpio.h cpio_platform.h err.c matching.c matching.h pathmatch.c pathmatch.h src/usr.bin/cpio/test Makefile main.c test.h test_0.c test_basic.c test_format_newc.c ...

From: Coleman Kane <cokane_at_FreeBSD.org>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 09:27:12 -0400
On Tue, 2008-05-27 at 18:35 -0700, David O'Brien wrote:
> On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 11:16:39AM -0700, Colin Percival wrote:
> > I'm looking forward to when we can remove both GNU cpio and our current
> > pax implementation from the tree,
> 
> I don't see a reason to remove pax from the tree.  It is already BSDL'ed
> and is faster than libarchive based archivers.  Please take this a
> request to not remove pax.
> 

I am reading this as "replace pax with a libarchive-based pax". Correct
me if I am wrong, but the couldn't the current pax implementation just
be cored and modified to link against libarchive for the
archive-handling code?

-- 
Coleman Kane

Received on Wed May 28 2008 - 13:28:07 UTC