REVIEW: cleanvar.patch

Tim Kientzle kientzle at
Tue Jan 20 13:58:26 PST 2004

Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <20040120214533.GC11747 at Odin.AC.HMC.Edu>, Brooks Davis writes:
>>>P.S.  Hmmm... It looks like it would be easy for
>>>libarchive to also read mtree files.  Then
>>>bsdtar's built-in features for converting archive formats
>>>on-the-fly might be useful here.  Hmmm....
>>This would deal with my concerns about making all the directories.  This
>>would yeild a reasionable, single stage method of creating source files
>>for populating directories without requiring mtree.  I like this idea.
> Considering that we are talking about a checked in mtree file, it would
> be a lot simpler to have a tool convert it to a shellscript and run that
> from /etc/rc.*

Oh, so I guess I should start working on the
"shar" writing code for libarchive, too?


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