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Request for Comments: libarchive, bsdtar



In message: <4005A9A9_(_dot_)_6090503_(_at_)_acm_(_dot_)_org>
            Tim Kientzle <kientzle_(_at_)_acm_(_dot_)_org> writes:
: M. Warner Losh wrote:
: > In message: <Pine_(_dot_)_NEB_(_dot_)_3_(_dot_)_96L_(_dot_)_1040114142135_(_dot_)_49872F-100000_(_at_)_fledge_(_dot_)_watson_(_dot_)_org>
: >             Robert Watson <rwatson_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org> writes:
: > : I know NetBSD has a neat tool to create file systems from userspace
: > : without privilege, but my understanding is that it has to pull in a lot of
: > : code from the kernel in fairly messy ways.  Since tar files are a well
: > : supported portable format... :-)
: > 
: > The problem then reduces to needing to be able to create the tar file
: > with ownership/permissions different than is in the unpriv'd build
: > tree.  Generation of this list, as well as getting tar/whatever to
: > honor it are interesting problems.
: 
: Not all that interesting, really.  ;-)

A small matter of coding then to cause the meta data to be stored
during the install and then written to the archive format.

Warner

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