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Date:      Sun, 20 Nov 2011 14:53:23 -0500
From:      William Bulley <web@umich.edu>
To:        Matthew Seaman <m.seaman@infracaninophile.co.uk>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: where to ask about problems with bsdinstall in 9.0RC2?
Message-ID:  <20111120195323.GA17436@itcom245.staff.itd.umich.edu>

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According to Matthew Seaman <m.seaman@infracaninophile.co.uk> on Sun, 11/20/11 at 02:34:
> 
> bsdtar(1) -- accept no substitutes.  Well, actually, it's libarchive
> which bsdtar is built on top of.  It automatically recognizes most
> compression formats and most types of data archive -- including a few
> that you probably wouldn't have thought of in that context.  Try running
> it against a .iso CDRom image.

When I ran "man tar" it gave me the bsdtar(1) man page - never much
noticed that before...  :-)

Holy crap!  I had no idea:

   freebsd% tar tvf FreeBSD-9.0-RC1-i386-dvd1.iso | wc -l
   tar: Ignoring out-of-order file @121dac0 (usr/sbin/chown) 75319296 < 447330304
   tar: Ignoring out-of-order file @1285180 (usr/share/man/man3/getlogin_r.3.gz) 498898944 < 499906560
   tar: Ignoring out-of-order file @1270640 (usr/share/man/man3/FD_CLR.3.gz) 499187712 < 499906560
   tar: Ignoring out-of-order file @1270700 (usr/share/man/man3/FD_ISSET.3.gz) 499187712 < 499906560
   tar: Ignoring out-of-order file @12707c0 (usr/share/man/man3/FD_SET.3.gz) 499187712 < 499906560
   tar: Ignoring out-of-order file @1270880 (usr/share/man/man3/FD_ZERO.3.gz) 499187712 < 499906560
   tar: Ignoring out-of-order file @12449c0 (usr/share/man/man5/malloc.conf.5.gz) 500283392 < 505104384
   tar: Ignoring out-of-order file @12476c0 (usr/share/man/man8/inetd.8.gz) 505382912 < 506322944
   tar: Ignoring out-of-order file @1241480 (usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Oslo) 521547776 < 521877504
   tar: Ignoring out-of-order file @121d880 (usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Istanbul) 521633792 < 521877504
   tar: Ignoring out-of-order file @12413c0 (usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Nicosia) 521676800 < 521877504
   tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors.
      17817

Everything is there and listed.  Amazing!

You learn something every day.  :-)

Regards,

web...

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William Bulley                     Email: web@umich.edu

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