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Apple switched to BSDtar from GNUtar with Leopard

From: Don Fox <donfox1(at)mac(dot)com>
To: 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: Apple switched to BSDtar from GNUtar with Leopard
Date: 2009-10-31 21:44:20
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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  

postgresql-8.4.1.tar.gz -O
   % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time      
Time  Current
                                  Dload  Upload   Total   Spent     
Left  Speed
119   239  119   239    0     0    716      0 --:--:-- --:--:--  
--:--:--  1448

gnutar -zvxf postgresql-8.4.1.tar.gz
gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
gnutar: Child returned status 1
gnutar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

bsdtar -zvxf postgresql-8.4.1.tar.gz
bsdtar: Unrecognized archive format: Inappropriate file type or format
bsdtar: Error exit delayed from previous errors.

I'm not sure what to do if I need a fresh copy of the src. ?   
Fortunatly I did get an tar file from SourceForge, about a week ago,   
that seems to behave normally.



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