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Re: tar -I incompatibility

On Mon, Jan 08, 2001 at 12:12:59AM +1100, Sam Couter wrote:
> Don't run unstable if you don't like stuff changing or breaking.
> Unstable breaks stuff from time to time. It changes stuff more often than
> that.

This is a bit different, Sam. The I switch works in tar in potato.
Your comment would apply if this were a temporary change and I would
again work (ie compress with bzip2) by the time woody is released,
but that's not the intention, is it?

Frankly, I don't see why gnu tar needs to be compatible with
OS-specific versions because most of those are feature-poor anyway.

I agree with the suggestion that we modify tar for Debian to
provide -I at least for compatibility for one more release.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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