Subject: Re: your mail
To: Robert Shady <>
From: John F. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/20/1994 10:01:25
> > One other minor qualm is the fact that gzip and tar are dynamicly linked.
> > this causes the unfortunate problem that while attempting to update your
> > /usr/lib tree, tar clobbers and causes it's own core dump.  
> > leaving you with a 0 byte
> That's why you --exclude from the extraction process.

That's why some of us relink tar to be statically linked, so that no matter
how hosed a system gets, it can be quickly restored using a tool we're familiar
with...  (But I'd forgotten about gzip, I'll have to do that one, too.)