Re: tar + lbzip2
On Thu, 2009-10-08 at 16:18 +0200, ERSEK Laszlo wrote:
> On Sun, 4 Oct 2009, Paul Wise wrote:
> > Talk to the upstream tar maintainers about ways to make tar detect if
> > lbzip2 is available and use it instead of bzip2.
> Please join the conversation under , I believe I'm no further qualified
> to talk on behalf of Debian.
> In my understanding, the following ideas have emerged until now, listed in
> decreasing order of preference of Sergey Poznyakoff, the GNU tar
> maintainer (ie. top entry is most preferred):
>  http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-tar/2009-10/msg00008.html
>  http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-tar/2009-10/msg00004.html
>  http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-tar/2009-10/msg00005.html
As the maintainer of the Debian packaging of tar, I'm ok with Sergey's
proposal in .
But, sigh, I struggle to refrain from going too far into grumpy old man
mode, pining away for the days when we all knew how to, and were willing
to, use '|'... and tar was a much simpler beast.