archivers/unzip vs tar -xf

Xin LI delphij at
Mon Jun 6 19:14:05 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 10:20 AM, Eir Nym <eirnym at> wrote:
> Since FreeBSD 5.4.0-Release libarchive(3) support to unpack zip files.
> Why not to use it to unpack distributives to workdir?
> I've downloaded all distros and tried to unpack them all with tar(1)
> with no problems. I use FreeBSD 9.0-CURRENT r222717.

I think the reason is that at the beginning tar(1) does not work for a
little fraction of distfiles, but yes, I think it's reasonable to take
a step forward and add a new option to force using the info-zip

Xin LI <delphij at>

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