Re: tar -I incompatibility
> > 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 :)
> I think it would be best for *our* tar to move bzip to -j and *not have
> a -I at all*.
Or alias -I to -j, but print a warning to stderr:
tar: warning: Using the -I option for bzip compression is an obsolete
functionality and it will removed in future versions of tar,
Then, in the woody+1 we make -I work as upstream tar does now.