Subject: Re: FYI: upgrading GNU tar
To: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: current-users
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 <>  
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