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Re: tar -I incompatibility

On Sun, Jan 07, 2001 at 02:05:27AM -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 07, 2001 at 04:25:43AM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 07, 2001 at 03:28:46AM +0100, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> > > "tar -xIvvf file.tar.bz2" has been in use under linux for over a year
> > > by pretty much everybody. Even if the author never released it as
> > > stable, all linux distributions did it. I think that should count
> > > something.
> > 
> > It tells a lot about the people making the distributions at least.
> Before making such snide comments, take a look at the changelog.Debian
> entries relating to the switch from 1.13 to 1.13.x.

I see. Well, I don't think that Bdale did something wrong with including
1.13.x. But I find the reactions to the flag change shown here by some
people quite inappropriate. When using unreleased software, people have to
expect such changes, especially for non-standard extensions. It happens all
the time.

In any way, sorry for the snide comment, it didn't reflect what I wanted to
say, and thanks Michael for correcting me.


`Rhubarb is no Egyptian god.' Debian http://www.debian.org brinkmd@debian.org
Marcus Brinkmann              GNU    http://www.gnu.org    marcus@gnu.org

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