I have created a TAR archive with our product using maven-assembly-plugin. The TAR archive is in the POSIX format. Our QA complains about
PaxHeaders.X files when extracted.
Do the AIX (version AIX 7.1 TL5) and Solaris (version 10) vendors provide POSIX compatible TAR at all or are they relying only on 3rd party TAR implementations like BSD tar and GNU tar?
I don't want to fall back to ustar format unless I absolutely have to. I hope I don't have to.
I found that IBM offers RPMs for various GNU packages, including TAR, at https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/883796
The issue is that the tools our QA used are extracting the POSIX format tar with truncated file names. The
PaxHeaders.X files are a side effect of how the POSIX tar format is structured and how it is interpreted by the old TARs.