About the pax utility
|Reported by:||Pierre Labastie||Owned by:||Bruce Dubbs|
pax is a package archiver required by the LSB. Presently, we use an old version from the heirloom library. There is a more recent (and seemingly maintained) one at http://www.mirbsd.org/pax.htm.
But looking at the documentation, tar can produce pax (posix 2001) compatible format. So maybe pax could be a shell script calling GNU tar with the appropriate options...
Note: the pax format and its relationship with ustar and cpio formats.
Also, look at bsdtar instead of GNU tar...
This ticket is for reporting findings about those.