Subject: Re: standards/19644: star should become standard tar
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/02/2003 11:27:06
On Thu, 2 Jan 2003 wrote:

> star
> (
> 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 ...

Did you mean to say that star is the standard tar on Gentoo?

This is not the Gentoo problem report database -- this is NetBSD

The stardard tar is now a pax derivative. This pax has a BSD license.

star is GPL'd. star is already available in the pkgsrc collection in the
archivers category. (star does look interesting: I plan on giving it a
try. Thanks for the pointer.)

   Jeremy C. Reed