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Re: EXTRACT_USING improvements: a concrete proposal

On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 09:28:20AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Joerg Sonnenberger <> writes:
> > No, I meant: if either pick GNU tar or BSD tar as default, whichever the
> > platform is known to have. If it is not known to have one of the two,
> > explicitly use the latter.
> So:
>   for every platform/, it would be nice if someone set
>   EXTRACT_USING to one of
>     "gtar" (because the platform is guaranteed to have adequately recent
>     GNU tar, and tools/ points to it), or
>     "bsdtar" (if the above is not true)

We can do that for the default as long as it is set after
tools/ is processed.


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