[BusyBox] Is this a uclibc problem or a busybox problem?

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Sun Aug 28 02:22:31 UTC 2005

On Saturday 27 August 2005 15:25, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > Isn't this a question of listing them in the right order?
> even if you re-order the options, busybox tar still fails ...

I mean adding --exclude support but making sure it's in the list before 
--exclude-from so --ex matches --exclude rather than --exclude-from...

> > > which is attached (i wouldn't check that part in).
> > > There's also a speeling fix in a comment and an adjustment to tar's
> > > execl arguments (gcc complained about it) in there.
> >
> > I'll take a whack at it.  It would also be nice to cleanup uClibc so that
> > A) it doesn't try to exclude CVS directories that are no longer there
> *shrug* just covering all our bases ;)

Oh we should definitely fix busybox tar.  Wasn't saying we shouldn't. :)

> > B) it notices when tar dies and fails the install correctly.
> that is tricky ... in order to do this reliably, we'd have to break up the
> tar into two commands and use a tempfile between them ... detecting failure
> in earlier piped programs is pretty non-portable :/
> -mike

(tar c || touch unhappy) | tar x


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