Subject: standards/19644: star should become standard tar
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/02/2003 11:09:56
>Number:         19644
>Category:       standards
>Synopsis:       star should become standard tar
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    standards-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Jan 02 11:10:01 PST 2003
>Originator:     Anthraxz
>Release:        1.5
should become the standard tar on Gentoo. GNU tar has lots of known  
bugs and it's just ugly (moreover, the project seems dead ...). No one is able to maintain GNU tar right because it's an ugly hack, not beiing POSIX compliant and not even generating correct tar archives by default. star does all this better and has ACL support additionally ...