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Request for Comments: libarchive, bsdtar

Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav wrote:
> Tim Kientzle <kientzle_(_at_)_acm_(_dot_)_org> writes:
>>How?  Easy.  Use libarchive to extract the packing
>>list---which is always the first archive entry---
> Ass, U, Me.

The current package tools do gaurantee that
the packing list is always first in the archive.
This was done a long time ago in an attempt
to speed up pkg_add (which currently forks
tar twice, once to extract just the packing
list and then again to extract everything).