[MacPorts] #60230: bsdtar --hfsCompression fails for non-root users (was: /usr/bin/bsdtar --hfsCompression fails for non-root users (Failed to activate libarchive))

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#60230: bsdtar --hfsCompression fails for non-root users
  Reporter:  AgilentGCMS  |      Owner:  eborisch
      Type:  defect       |     Status:  assigned
  Priority:  Normal       |  Milestone:
 Component:  base         |    Version:  2.6.2
Resolution:               |   Keywords:
      Port:  libarchive   |

Comment (by jmroot):

 Replying to [comment:19 tobypeterson]:
 > Based on #60176, macOS 10.14's /usr/bin/bsdtar is also unsuitable.

 We don't attempt to use it though. The 10.14 user's issue was with the
 libarchive port's bsdtar. Whereas on 10.15 /usr/bin/bsdtar claims to
 support hfscompression so we do use it.

 All the information so far points to this being a new bug introduced in
 libarchive 3.4.2. It was confirmed that 3.4.0 worked fine with non-root
 installs and it seemed OK with 3.4.1 as well AFAIK.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/60230#comment:22>
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