[Rpm-maint] [RFC][PATCH] Large file support

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at iki.fi
Wed Sep 9 18:32:01 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 09 September 2009, Florian Festi wrote:

> Having a look at the tar formats I do not belief that switching to tar
> is a real option. The format is just horrible (GNU tar needs over 200
> lines to read an integer out of a header field) and full of hacks to
> remain backward compatible (header in header + extentions). This would
> be all not that bad if there where a nice little library we could link
> against...

libtar doesn't qualify?  http://www.feep.net/libtar/

Not that I know anything about it, but it might at least satisfy "little".

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