Compiling BSD tar on Linux
While researching Arch Linux ARM for the ODroid HTPC project, I came across an issue with unpacking the image.
It turns out that Arch Linux ARM requires
bsdtar version 3.3 or above, and only versions 3.2.x are available in the Debian and Ubuntu repositories.
To resolve this, simply run the following:
sudo apt-get install build-essential wget https://www.libarchive.org/downloads/libarchive-3.3.3.tar.gz tar -xzf libarchive-3.3.3.tar.gz cd libarchive-3.3.3/ ./configure make sudo make install bsdtar --version
Now you’ll have the latest (at time of writing) version of
bsdtar all working, all ready to proceed with the rest of the already convoluted installation guide.