sysinstall creates PaxHeader directories

Sam Lawrance boris at
Mon Aug 16 08:56:40 PDT 2004

On Mon, 2004-08-16 at 22:05, Michiel Boland wrote:
> Hi. Last week I did a rebuild from scratch by doing a make release and 
> using the resulting cdrom. I notice that sysinstall creates several 
> directories called 'PaxHeader'. This is probably because cpio does not 
> understand the bsdtar format?

Around 3 weeks ago I backed up and restored my /usr from a bsdtar about
5gb in size, and noticed a bunch of PaxHeader directories lying around
after extracting (that weren't there before).


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