Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#4736 closed enhancement (fixed)

Add time and pax

Reported by: Pierre Labastie Owned by: Pierre Labastie
Priority: normal Milestone: 7.6
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc:

Description

Those are required in LSB (5.0 beta)

Source for time (thanks Bruce):
ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/time/time-1.7.tar.gz

Source for pax (do not know which is better):
http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/p/pax/pax_20120606.orig.tar.gz

Change History (5)

comment:1 by Pierre Labastie, 8 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book@… to Pierre Labastie
Status: newassigned

comment:2 by Pierre Labastie, 8 years ago

time added at r12853

comment:3 by bdubbs@…, 8 years ago

After discussion with the LSB folks, they don't have a proper version of pax either. It's only in the LSB because it is in POSIX. It would seem to me that POSIX needs to be updated.

In any case, I think this ticket can be closed with only the time program added to the book.

comment:4 by Pierre Labastie, 8 years ago

Well, I have played now with heirloom pax. It's not so bad. The building is low footprint (10 Mb needed for building, but only 160Kb executable + 20 Kb man page), and it can be used as a replacement for tar and cpio. Compared to tar, it lacks the xz compression/decompression. But you can take any tarball in .gz of .bz2 and have it extracted with:

pax -rf <tarball>

So it does not hurt to have it in the book. I am ready to include it, but will wait until others give advice.

comment:5 by Pierre Labastie, 8 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

pax added at r12866. Fixes the whole ticket.

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