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Re: star documentation?

Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net> writes:

> I was trying to build a 1.1.13 test bench and do it quickly, so rather
> than making the base disks I just put the base1_1.tgz file on a partition
> I could get to and copied it over the the target partition. When I went to
> untar it I discovered that the only tool for that job was star, about
> which I know absolutely nothing. Will star do the job, and where do I find
> docs on this program?

$ star --help
Usage:  star

        Extracts a tar archive from the standard input.


That's all ...

> P.S. Thanks to "Drop in Debian"(tm) I was able to untar the file and
> return to the installation. BTW, if you don't do "Configure the Base
> System", the boot up is very strange.

You should install the base system using the rescue floppy. Simple
untarring as described above is not planned to work.

Sven Rudolph <sr1@inf.tu-dresden.de> ; WWW : http://www.sax.de/~sr1/

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