Subject: Re: FYI: upgrading GNU tar
To: Eric Haszlakiewicz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <email@example.com>
Date: 10/14/2002 17:56:20
Eric Haszlakiewicz wrote:
> Well, maybe you could deal with it, but I know I'd be pretty pissed off
> if the "tar" command from a more recent version of NetBSD couldn't deal with
> archives created by an older release. My first thought in that situtation
> probably wouldn't be "gee, I guess they took some features out". It would
> be "oh shit, my backup is corrupted".
Indeed. The replacement _must_ be able to read older backups, IMHO.
Jaromir Dolecek <jdolecek@NetBSD.org> http://www.NetBSD.org/
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