pax is not compliant with the latest version of POSIX yet

Bug #1393611 reported by Jens Elkner on 2014-11-17
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pax (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Thorsten Glaser

Bug Description

Unfortunately pax is useless since not POSIX conform. The following command should work, but doesn't:

cd /etc/skel && sudo pax -rwLlk -o gid=118 -o uid=118 . /home/test

see http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/utilities/pax.html

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tags: added: bot-comment
Jens Elkner (jelmd) on 2014-11-18
affects: ubuntu → pax (Ubuntu)
Thorsten Glaser (mirabilos) wrote :

Yes, the new “pax” archive format, and some of the new -o options, are not supported. This utility is compatible with an older version of POSIX.

summary: - pax is not POSIX compliant
+ pax is not compliant with the latest version of POSIX yet
Changed in pax (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Thorsten Glaser (mirabilos)
status: New → Confirmed
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