bin/81218: 5.4 dist archives not backwards compatible

Wesley Groleau groleau+wes at
Thu May 19 04:50:11 GMT 2005

The following reply was made to PR bin/81218; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Wesley Groleau <groleau+wes at>
To: bug-followup at, groleau+bsd at
Subject: Re: bin/81218: 5.4 dist archives not backwards compatible
Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 23:09:41 -0500

 I found a workaround:  Apparently, enough got loaded before 'tar'
 bailed out to make the disk bootable.  The boot sequence hung before
 giving a login prompt, and remote logins wouldn't work.  However,
 by unplugging peripherals, I finally shook it loose enough to
 a place where Ctrl-C would exit the startup script.
 Then I was able to repeat the commands using the 'tar' that the
 failed attempt had installed.
 Wes Groleau
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