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Re: tar -I incompatibility

Scott Ellis wrote:
> Of course the -I option to tar was completely non-standard.  The changelog
> explains why it changed, to be consistant with Solaris tar.  I'd prefer
> portability and consistancy any day, it shouldn't take that long to change
> any custom scripts you have.  I always use long options for nonstandard
> commands when building scripts anyway :)

Well, ok, I didn't know about Solaris tar. Probably, they are right
then, but nevertheless, it is a pain. Maybe there should be a debconf
text message, priority low, that informs the user about it if Debconf is


Roland Bauerschmidt <rb@debian.org>

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