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Re: tar -I incompatibility

On Tue, Jan 09, 2001 at 09:09:06PM +0100, Ingo Saitz wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 07, 2001 at 02:26:32PM +0100, Martin Bialasinski wrote:
> > tar in potato uses -I for bzip2. So far, tar -I won't be bzip2 in
> > woody, the next stable.
> I wonder how other linux distributions will handle this. Would it
> be possible for potato, to support -j as well to ease the
> transition to the new option? So anybody using debian could start
> using -j in their scripts. Then woody will start issue a warning
> for using -I .

Scripts should use --bzip2, which will probably be supported forever, and has
the nice side effect of failing with tars that don't support it (rather than
doing something unexpected).

 - mdz

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