Subject: bin/20071: pax-as-tar does not support gtar --exclude
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/26/2003 15:29:28
>Number:         20071
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       pax-as-tar does not support gtar --exclude
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Jan 26 12:30:00 PST 2003
>Originator:     Perry E. Metzger
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6K
Perry E. Metzger
System: NetBSD 1.6K NetBSD 1.6K (SNARK) #0: Wed Dec 11 14:53:00 EST 2002 perry@alchemist:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/SNARK i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	gtar has a "--exclude" option that permits you to exclude
certain files, subdirs, etc. from being tared up. this is used by a
number of backup scripts and programs.
	pax-as-tar only supports "--exclude-file" which is not the
same thing at all.
	discover your backups are now five times larger because you're
backing up things like /usr when you didn't want to. Get angry.
	Add the needed code.