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Re: Tar extract behaviour changed

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

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