where to ask about problems with bsdinstall in 9.0RC2?
mueller6727 at bellsouth.net
Sun Nov 20 10:46:06 UTC 2011
from William Bulley <web at umich.edu>:
> Possible, but unlikely. Plus I doubt that 'tar -tvf base.txz' without a
> pipe having an "xzcat(1)" in front of the "tar(1)" command. Maybe there
> is an "xz" option for tar(1) during extraction mode, but my tar(1) man
> page doesn't list any, sigh... It does list -y and -z options for other
> compression/decompression modes, hmmm.... :-(
It looks like tar in extraction mode automatically recognizes xz compression in the file to be extracted from.
Section from the man page for tar in FreeBSD 9.0-RC1:
(c mode only) Compress the resulting archive with xz(1). In
extract or list modes, this option is ignored. Note that, unlike
other tar implementations, this implementation recognizes XZ com-
pression automatically when reading archives.
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