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Re: Converting from cpio to tar formats in a pipeline?

On Wed 06 Dec 2000, Stephen Zander wrote:
> >>>>> "Albert" == Albert den Haan <e4k3l9lb@umail.corel.com> writes:
>     Albert> So, I'm writing a peer to dpkg-deb, dpkg-lsb, and using
>     Albert> librpm for the archive disection bits.  Current RPM
>     Albert> archive formats use cpio, and dpkg wants a tarfile on
>     Albert> stdout.
> What I think you want is pax but I don't know if it's packahed in
> Debian

Of course it is:

$ apt-cache show pax
Package: pax
Priority: optional
Section: utils
Installed-Size: 103
Maintainer: Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
Architecture: i386
Version: 1:1.5-8
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.1.2)
Filename: dists/potato/main/binary-i386/utils/pax_1.5-8.deb
Size: 48302
MD5sum: 9dcf488b802f90fb3c40fe4b6f0eeabb
Description: Portable Archive Interchange
 Pax is an archiving utility that reads and writes tar and cpio formats,
 both the traditional ones and the extended formats specified in IEEE 1003.1.
 It handles multi-volume archives and automatically determines the format
 of an archive while reading it.  Three user interfaces are
 supported: tar, cpio, and pax.  The pax interface was designed by IEEE
 1003.2 as a compromise in the chronic controversy over which of tar or
 cpio is best.
 This is the free OpenBSD's version written by Keith Muller.
 This package will eventually be obsoleted by the release of GNU paxutils.

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