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Re: Apple switched to BSDtar from GNUtar with Leopard

From: Hassan Schroeder <hassan(dot)schroeder(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Don Fox <donfox1(at)mac(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Apple switched to BSDtar from GNUtar with Leopard
Date: 2009-10-31 22:06:34
Message-ID: 4eedb92a0910311506l49e31bb6pfa6db304e86b87e1@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 2:44 PM, Don Fox <donfox1(at)mac(dot)com> wrote:
>
> A little research shows that Apple modified tGNUtar o be resource fork aware
> and, I guess, did the same with BSDtar! Maybe this points to the problem.
> Certainly there is nothing wrong with the tar files on the site!

You sure? FWIW, I get the same thing on my Linux dev box:

hassan(at)ceylon:/tmp> tar tvfz postgresql-8.4.1.tar.gz

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
hassan(at)ceylon:/tmp> uname -a
Linux ceylon 2.6.13-15.15-smp #1 SMP Mon Feb 26 14:11:33 UTC 2007
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
hassan(at)ceylon:/tmp>

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