Re: portability as a goal for debian?
email@example.com (Colin Watson) wrote:
>Hamish Moffatt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>OK. But perhaps gcc isn't a good example; personally I couldn't even
>>name any of the gcc extensions. On the other hand, the improvements
>>in tar and make are much more obvious (to me, anyway).
>Especially when you consider OpenBSD tar; at least on the OpenBSD box we
>have at work, we had to give up and install GNU tar on the grounds that
>the standard tar on the system could only write old-format archives.
*sigh* FUD alert. Of course, I meant BSDI tar.
A case can be made that tar should write standard archives by
default, rather than old-style archives.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]