10.61. Tar-1.27.1

The Tar package contains an archiving program.

10.61.1. Installation of Tar

The following patch adds a man page for tar:

patch -Np1 -i ../tar-1.27.1-manpage-1.patch

Prepare Tar for compilation:

FORCE_UNSAFE_CONFIGURE=1 ./configure --prefix=/usr \
    --bindir=/bin --libexecdir=/usr/sbin

Compile the package:


To test the results, issue:

make check

Install the package:

make install

Generate the man page and place it in the proper location:

perl tarman > /usr/share/man/man1/tar.1

Install the documentation:

make -C doc install-html docdir=/usr/share/doc/tar-1.27.1

10.61.2. Contents of Tar

Installed programs: rmt, tar
Installed directory: /usr/share/doc/tar-1.27.1

Short Descriptions


Remotely manipulates a magnetic tape drive through an interprocess communication connection


Creates, extracts files from, and lists the contents of archives, also known as tarballs