On 21.10.2019 18:30, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote: > On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 06:29:18AM -0700, Hisashi T Fujinaka wrote: >> On Mon, 21 Oct 2019, Martin Husemann wrote: >> >>> On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 11:54:44AM +0200, J. Hannken-Illjes wrote: >>>> Somewhere between Netbsd-8 and NetBSD-9 "tar" changed its behaviour >>>> when it has to extract a directory and the path exists as a symlink. >>> >>> I still believe it should be fixed, but J?rg disagrees. You need to use -P >>> now. See PR 54467. >> >> Yeah it's a real pain in my you-know-what. Is it Joerg vs everyone else? > > It is NetBSD pax vs every pretty much any maintained tar implementation. > > Joerg > I have no personal preferences here, but syncing the behavior is a reasonable move. Especially aligning pax to libarchive/gtar. I have got another case where NetBSD pax is incompatible with gtar/libarchive, -t is printed in a different format. PAX tar output does not use C-escapes and outputs the paths literally. This difference used to break one test in lld for NetBSD. In my opinion it should be aligned.
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