Subject: Re: FYI: upgrading GNU tar
To: None <>
From: Jed Davis <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/11/2002 13:11:07
On Fri, Oct 11, 2002 at 12:07:03PM -0400, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 10, 2002 at 01:18:53AM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> > Isn't this about the second or maybe even third time such a lame excuse
> > has been made?  If GNU Tar wasn't in the tree there'd be no need to
> > secure it.
> If GNU tar weren't in the tree there'd be no way to do backups
> across rmt, being as pax doesn't know how to deal with it. To me,
> that's a complete show-stopper on using pax.

Also, I think I'm not alone in saying that there needs to be *some*
kind of tar on the system, regardless of its provenance.  

--Jed; and, of course, it needs to support the -C option.

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