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    Upcoming tar changes
    Posted on Saturday, January 06 @ 18:01:18 GMT

    Debian
    There has been a discussion about the upcoming tar change on debian-devel, the main problem is that the new tar changes the meaning for tar -I.

    The -I option was the same as --bzip before, and now it has been replaced with 'read files from file'. What makes it so bad is that using -I with the new tar fails with an error, but the error itself is not that obvious. The other thing that makes this so bad is that many of the scripts that have been written to use tar use -I and not --bzip

    The main question is should tar be replaced with a wrapper or patched to work with -I or just left as it is...

     
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    Re: Upcoming tar changes (Score: 1)
    by neroz (neroz@iinet.net.au) on Thursday, January 11 @ 02:51:32 GMT
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    Would you people UPDATE this page every now and then? Is it that theres nothing to update?? If so.. what the hell did you make the site for - there seem to be little/if any posters who actually talk here, the stuff submitted just isnt really for this type of message forum. Take it back to news groups I'd say - or is this just a half assed hobby site? (in which case it doesnt matter if anyone talks here or not...)

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